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George VI 1937 proof Sovereign PF66 Coronation issue

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 (Marsh 296B; Bentley 365; WR 439; S.4076). Brilliant as struck, graded by NGC as PF66.

NGC Certification 2125766-048

The Latin legend translates as "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 Five Pounds were produced to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI on the 12thMay 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 earlier gold Five Pounds of other reigns.

Provenance:

Ex-Koehlmoos Collection, Sincona, Auction 76, 17th May 2022, Lot 1186.

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