GEORGE VI 1937 GOLD PROOF FIVE POUNDS, CORONATION ISSUE

GEORGE VI 1937 GOLD PROOF FIVE POUNDS, CORONATION ISSUE

Code: 10650

£8,500.00
 

George VI, 1937 Gold Proof Five Pounds
Obverse: Bare head facing left, initials HP below neck for the coin and medal designer Humphrey Paget, with Latin legend surrounding: GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue.
Edge Plain
WR 435; S.4074.
A few light marks as often with the issue, otherwise practically as struck, the portrait and reverse showing a cameo like effect.

*These plain edge Proof Gold Five Pounds were produced to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI, which took place on the 12thMay 1937. With a mintage of only 5,501 pieces, they were technically patterns, as they did not have a milled edge like earlier issued Gold Five Pounds of previous reigns.