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FM18162

George VI 1937 proof Shilling Scottish reverse PF64+ Coronation issue

George VI (1936-52),proof Shilling, 1937, struck in 0.500 silver with Scottish reverse, bare head left, tiny HP below truncation for engraver T. Humphrey Paget, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX, rev.struck en medaille, lion seated on hind legs facing on imperial crown, holding sword and lis headed sceptre, crown with ermine interior, K and G either side under each handle for engraver Kruger Gray, date either side, 19 over Scottish shield, 37 over thistle, denomination below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, FID: DEF. IND: IMP, edge milled (Bull 4150; ESC 1453; S.4083).Practically as struck, some toning, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as PF64+.

NGC Certification 5880706-007.
Mintage 25,000 pieces.

The Latin legend translates as "George the Sixth by the grace of God, King of all the Britons," on the obverse, following on the reverse with "Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India."

We note at time of writing of the 73 pieces graded by NGC, 45 grade higher than this piece. For comparison PCGS have graded 123 pieces of which only 86 are superior.

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