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Crown


George VI (1937 - 38)
The Crown was originally intended to commemorate the ascension of King Edward VIII however due to Edward VIII's abdication, it was instead struck to commemorate the ascension of King George VI (Cruzi's Coins, 2009). This commemorative appeal was lost in 1938 when the series continued though the lack of popularity made the series terminate after just 101,600 coins in 1938.

The Crown or five shillings features a crown on the
reverse with COMMONWEALTH : OF : AUSTRALIA at the top half of the
legends and ONE CROWN at the bottom with the date just above that. The
obverse features the uncrowned bust of George VI with the
legends, GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP (George VI by the grace of god, ruler and king, defender of the faith, emperor of India).

Both dates are notorious for large
bagmarks due to the large size and weight of the coin and the the distribution process via ship and rail (Coin Web, 2007) though the 1938 is by far harder to obtain in higher
mint state grades mostly due to its low
mintage.

Collector
proofs were issued at the
issue price of 6/- (Sharples, J, 1990) in both years with a sell out
mintage of 100 in 1937 (Verheyen, T, V, 2009) plus 5
proof of record pieces but in 1938 only 52 out of the
mintage of 100 were sold (Sharples, J, 1990).
Contents
Business Strikes
Proof Strikes
Currently Available
Glossary
References
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Thomas H. Paget
Weight
28.28 grams
Size
38.5 mm
Composition
Silver: 92.5%
Copper: 7.5%
Bullion Value
$18.01
Crown - George VI Reverse
Reverse

Crown - George VI Reverse
Obverse

Business Strikes

  Mintage     XF40 AU50 AU55 AU58 MS62 MS63 MS64
1937 1,008,000     $36 $38 $50 $55 $145 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1938 101,600     $170 $240 $340 $525 $950

Proof Strikes

  Mintage     PR61 PR62 PR63
1937 Proof 105     $22.5K Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1937 Uniface Reverse Unique     $34K
1938 Proof 100     $95K

Currently Available

Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 2
Lot 5737 Uncertified about Very Fine 151 days
NumisBid Auction #37
Other Australian Coins
19-September-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $24 - $30
Bidders: 1
Lot 9020 Uncertified Very Fine 61 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Other Australian Coins
21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 2
Lot 5736 Uncertified Very Fine 123 days
NumisBid Auction #36
Other Australian Coins
22-August-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $16.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $36 - $42
Bidders: 3
Lot 5738 Uncertified good Very Fine 178 days
NumisBid Auction #38
Thursday Evening Session
16-October-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 1
Lot 5734 Uncertified good Very Fine 61 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Other Australian Coins
21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $28 - $36
Bidders: 1
Lot 9016 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $36 - $42
Bidders: 2
Lot 5735 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 95 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Other Australian Coins
25-July-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $31.00 (4 bids)
Estimate: $36 - $42
Bidders: 4
Lot 466 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $15.00 (15 bids)
Estimate: $40 - $48
Bidders: 3
Lot 5739 Uncertified Extremely Fine 206 days
NumisBid Auction #39
Thursday Evening Session
13-November-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $50.00 (6 bids)
Estimate: $90 - $110
Bidders: 4
Lot 467 Uncertified about Uncirculated 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $16.50 (3 bids)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 3
Lot 5733 Uncertified about Uncirculated 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $33.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $80 - $100
Bidders: 3
Lot 468 Uncertified Uncirculated 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1938 Crown Current Bid: $1500.00 (11 bids)
Estimate: $2150 - $2600
Bidders: 4
Lot 164 PCGS MS63 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
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Glossary

  • reverse - The tails side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • bagmarks - Surface marks caused by impact from other coins during the handling process before the coin enters circulation
  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • mintage - The number of coins struck of a particular designation
  • proof - A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulation
  • issue price - The price a collector coin is sold to the public at the time of issue
  • proof of record - A proof or specimen strike intended to represent a circulation piece produced for mint records

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