1 Crown United Kingdom (1922-) Silver George VI (1895-1952)

Metal:
Issue year(s):
1937

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1937, Great Britain, George VI. Large Silver Crown Coin. AU-UNC!

Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-857. Mintage: 419,000 pcs. Denomination: Crown Condition: Minor bag-marks and light deposits, otherwise a ncie AU-UNC! Material: Silver (.500) Weight: 28.27gm Diameter: 38mm

Obverse: Head of George VI left. Legend: GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX Reverse: Crowned Quartered shield with arms of the United Kingdom, supported by crowned lion and unicorn. Banner with motto below. Legend: FID : DEF IND : IMP CROWN : 1937 . Motto: DIEU ET MON DROIT

Dieu et mon droit is the motto of the British Monarch. It appears on a scroll beneath the shield of the coat of arms of the United Kingdom. The motto refers to the divine right of the Monarch to govern and is said to have first been adopted as the royal motto of England by King Henry V in the 15th century.

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George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947) and the last King of Ireland (until 1949).

As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth (who succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret.

At the death of his father in 1936, the future George VI’s brother ascended the throne as Edward VIII. However, less than a year later Edward expressed his desire to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. For political and religious reasons, the British Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, advised Edward that he could not marry Mrs. Simpson and remain king. So, Edward abdicated in order to marry. By reason of this abdication, unique in the history of the British Isles (previous abdications were forced by military or political pressures), George VI ascended the throne as the third monarch of the House of Windsor.

Within twenty-four hours of his accession the Irish parliament passed the External Relations Act, which essentially removed the power of the monarch in Ireland. Further events greatly altered the position of the monarchy during his reign: three years after his accession, his realms, except Ireland, were at war with Nazi Germany. In the next two years, war with Italy and the Empire of Japan followed. A major consequence of World War II was the decline of the British Empire, with the United States and the Soviet Union rising as pre-eminent world powers. With the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the foundation of the Republic of Ireland in 1949, King George’s reign saw the acceleration of the break-up of the British Empire and its transition into the Commonwealth of Nations.


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Posted by: anonymous  2019-08-05
1937, Great Britain, George VI. Beautiful Large Silver Crown Coin. AU-UNC! Mint Year: 1937 Reference: KM-857. Mintage: 419,000 pcs. Denomination: Crown Condition: Minor bag-marks and light deposits, otherwise a ncie AU-UNC! Material: Silver (.500) Weight: 28.27gm Diameter: 38mm Obv ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2023-11-08
1937, Great Britain, George VI. Beautiful Proof Silver Crown Coin. PCGS PR-64! Mint Year: 1937 Mintage: 26,000 pcs. Denomination: Crown Reference: S-4079, KM-857. Condition: Certified and graded by PCGS as PR-64! Material: Silver (.500) Weight: 28.27gm Diameter: 38mm Obv ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-09-25
1937, Great Britain, George VI. Large Silver Crown Coin. AU-UNC! Mint Date: 1937 Reference: KM-857. Condition: AU-UNC! Mintage: 419,000 pcs. Denomination: Crown Material: Silver (.500) Weight: 28.24gm Diameter: 38mm Obverse: Head of George VI left. Legend: GEORGIVS VI D : G : ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-22
BRITISH COINS, George VI, VIP frosted Proof Crown, 1937, bare head left, legend surrounding, rev crowned quartered shield of arms with lion and unicorn supporters, garter motto below, date and denomination, edge milled (L&S 5; ESC 393A R5; S 4079). Slightly uneven tone to reverse, one tiny cont ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-26
British Coins and Medals. George VI, frosted VIP proof crown, 1937, bare head l., rev. arms and supporters (S.4079; ESC.393A[R5]), about mint state, with early B A Seaby envelope, extremely rare £400-600

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-07-22
1937, Great Britain, George VI. Large Silver Crown Coin. AU-UNC! Condition: XF! Mint Date: 1937 Reference: KM-857. Mintage: 419,000 pcs. Denomination: Crown Material: Silver (.500) Weight: 28.28gm Diameter: 38.6mm Obverse: Head of George VI left. Legend: GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR ...
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Silver and Gold coins of George VI   During the reign of King George VI, which lasted from 1936 to 1952, a variety of silver and gold coins were minted across the British Empire. Here are some of the main types of silver and gold coins that were issued during George VI's reign:Gold Sovereign: The gold sovereign was the flagship gold coin of the British Empire, with a denomination ...
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