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Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight28.28 gramsSize38.5 mmThe 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)Website1937 Australian Silver Crown3/16/2009http://www.cruzis-coins.com/florins/37.html1/28/2010 11:00:00 PM. 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 The tails side of the coinreversereverse with COMMONWEALTH : OF : AUSTRALIA at the top half of the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendslegend and ONE CROWN at the bottom with the date just above that. The The heads side of the coinobverseobverse features the uncrowned bust of George VI with the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendslegend, 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 Surface marks caused by impact from other coins during the handling process before the coin enters circulationbagmarksbagmarks due to the large size and weight of the coin and the the distribution process via ship and rail (Coin Web, 2007)Website12/5/2007http://www.australianstamp.com/coin-web/history/grading.htm#CrownGrading1/28/2010 11:00:00 PM though the 1938 is by far harder to obtain in higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades mostly due to its low The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage.
Collector A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationproofsproof were issued at the The price a collector coin is sold to the public at the time of issueissue priceissue price of 6/- (Sharples, J, 1990)JournalJournal of the NAA - Volume 5On Collecting Commonwealth CoinsSharples, J10/1/19901/28/2010 11:00:00 PM17-21 in both years with a sell out The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage of 100 in 1937 (Verheyen, T, V, 2009)JournalThe Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine - Volume 11, Number 11Henry George Williams - A Pioneer in the Commercialization of Australian Pre-decimal Proof CoinageVerheyen, T, V1/1/20091/28/2010 11:00:00 PM36-43 plus 5 A proof or specimen strike intended to represent a circulation piece produced for mint recordsproof of recordproof of record pieces but in 1938 only 52 out of the The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage of 100 were sold (Sharples, J, 1990)JournalJournal of the NAA - Volume 5On Collecting Commonwealth CoinsSharples, J10/1/19901/28/2010 11:00:00 PM17-21.
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