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George VI 1937 proof Sovereign, only 5,501 struck

George VI (1936-52), gold Proof Sovereign, 1937, bare head left, initials HP below neck for Humphrey Paget, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: rev. St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue, edge plain, weight 8.00g (Marsh 296B; Bentley 365; WR 439; S.4076). Light hairlines both sides, hairline scratch down neck, small spot in reverse field with light handling marks, rim a little nicked in places, otherwise good extremely fine.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George the Sixth by the grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India."

These plain edge Proof gold Sovereigns were produced to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI on the 12th May 1937 as part of gold Proof sets, with a mintage of 5,501 pieces, they were technically patterns as they did not have a milled edge like other gold Sovereigns.

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