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.
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.
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