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1937 Crown


The 1937 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) and was the only circulation coin produced by Australia that year.

The crown was proposed by the then Federal Treasurer R. G. Casey who pushed hard for its introduction, thus spawning the nick name, "Casey's Cartwheel" (Cruzi's Coins, 2009).

A total of 1,008,000 coins were struck, and while the coin was generally not circulated due to its large size and its
commemorative nature, many did find themselves in circulation leaving the average circulated pieces ranging from XF to AU.

The 1937 crown is readily obtainable in
mint state but as the crown was distributed to banks by ship and rail (Coin Web, 2007) and due to the large open surfaces, they are frequently found with large
bagmarks resulting in an average grade of
mint state pieces ranging from MS62 to MS63. Finding an example free of significant surface marks can be quite a challenge though the coin does occasionally turn up in MS64 but becomes very scarce beyond this.

Strike is also of major consideration when grading the coin as the strikes within both years that the crown was struck vary to a strong degree such as with the
mint state example below seeming worn to the untrained eye:


While strike doesn't have much of an influence on grades up to MS64, where most of
mint state population rests, it certainly does have a influence on price with strong premiums being paid for well struck up examples, particular if they display a fully formed orb.

The Melbourne
mint also struck 100
proof crowns in 1937 - 1937 Proof Crown.

While the series was originally intended as
commemorative, it continued into 1938 with an additional 101,600 coins losing its
commemorative appeal - 1938 Crown.
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Mintage
1,008,000
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Thomas H. Paget
Size
38.5 mm
Composition
Silver: 92.5%
Copper: 7.5%
Bullion Value
$23.53
1937  Crown Reverse
Reverse

1937  Crown Reverse
Obverse

Values

Grade Value AUD
XF40 $36
AU50 $38
AU53 $46
AU55 $50
AU58 $55
MS60 $90
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Currently Available

Australia George VI - 1937 Crown Current Bid: $31.00 (4 bids)
Estimate: $36 - $42
Bidders: 4
Lot 5732 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 20 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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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: $50.00 (6 bids)
Estimate: $90 - $110
Bidders: 4
Lot 5747 Uncertified about Uncirculated 20 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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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: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $80 - $100
Bidders: 1
Lot 9240 Uncertified Uncirculated 20 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: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $28 - $36
Bidders: 1
Lot 9016 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 41 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: $16.50 (3 bids)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 3
Lot 5733 Uncertified about Uncirculated 41 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: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $24 - $30
Bidders: 1
Lot 9020 Uncertified Very Fine 63 days
NumisBid Auction #34
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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: $30 - $36
Bidders: 1
Lot 5734 Uncertified good Very Fine 63 days
NumisBid Auction #34
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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: $36 - $42
Bidders: 2
Lot 5735 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 97 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: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 2
Lot 5736 Uncertified Very Fine 125 days
NumisBid Auction #36
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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: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 2
Lot 5737 Uncertified about Very Fine 153 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: $16.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $36 - $42
Bidders: 3
Lot 5738 Uncertified good Very Fine 180 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: $15.00 (15 bids)
Estimate: $40 - $48
Bidders: 3
Lot 5739 Uncertified Extremely Fine 208 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

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