1937 King George VI 15 Coin Coronation Specimen Set

SKU: NUM00003604

Country:
Great Britain
Year: 1937

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Maundy Thursday is familiar to many as the Thursday before Easter, but for The Royal Mint, the day has an added significance. Continuing a 700-year-old tradition, The Royal Mint strikes Maundy Money coins for the monarch to present in an annual pre-Easter ceremony known as the Royal Maundy.

Distribution of these sets originally began in July 1937 and continued until the early autumn of 1938. Coins were struck in the medal department and records indicate the great care that was taken to produce pieces to the highest standards, between highly polished dies.

Seven coins are regular circulation silver pieces:

  • Crown (5 shillings)
  • 1/2 crown (2 1/2 shillings)
  • Florin (2 shillings)
  • 2 different designs of shillings
  • Sixpence
  • Threepence

Four coins are silver Maundy issues:

  • Groat (4 pence)
  • Threepence
  • Twopence
  • Silver penny 

The remaining four coins are base metal:

  • Brass threepence
  • Bronze penny
  • Half-penny
  • Farthing (1/4 penny)

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: Royal Mint
Year: 1937

TECHNICAL SPECS:

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: George VI
Finish: Proof
Monarch: George VI


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