On the 11th of December 1936, the then King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in favour of his brother George VI. He did so to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Having proclaimed to the public at the time "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of king, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love". From then on he took on the title of Duke of Windsor.
While no portrait Edward VIII Coins were made, coins were issued in Britain's former colonies. British West Africa, for example, had three denominations struck, the 1/10th Penny, 1/2 Penny, and the Penny. You can find all the coins issued by the former colonies under Edward VIII collectables.
Below you'll find Patina Retro Patterns and reproductions showing what Edward VIII’s coinage might have looked like had he not abdicated.
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These full crownsized pieces were issued to show what Edward VIII’s coinage might have looked like, had he not abdicated. The reverses look very similar to the one used on the George VI crown, which makes sense. There are two types. We are offering the type with a full legend. The mintage is just 750 in Proof Sterling Silver, which we think is rather small. Add this to your British collection, after all they are much less expensive than the original, which sold for over £60,000 years ago…
Edward VIII GB Coronation Patina Crown Set. We all know what the King George VI Coronation Crown looks like, but what if Edward had carried on and been crowned our King? These Patina Retro Patterns show exactly what it would have looked like. The bare head of the King facing left and the supported coat
of arms on the reverse. It is retro dated 1936 and has the complete legend on it. They only made 750 sets of these, in Silver, copper and goldine and we bought most of them. But over the years our supplies have dwindled and we now have only about 30 sets left. All three pieces are crownsized and struck in Proof condition. You get all three pieces for just £89.50. But please remember only about 30 sets left and once they are gone, no doubt the prices of them will rise. It always seems that when we run out, the prices on Ebay and elsewhere go up.
International Numismatic Agency did an Edward VIII for this country, which was a little different than
the normal ones. They redid the bust of King Edward VIII with a rather long neck. They didn’t make
many of them, so they are now in rather heavy demand from collectors.
We bought 83 of them from a dealer who has retired, he bought 100 and forgot about them, only selling
17 of them. They are for Great Britain and are full crownsized struck in Uncirculated cupro-nickel.
If you collect Edward VIII, chances are you do not have this one in your collection. Last chance!
This Edward VIII Patina issue is almost a trial coin, because there is no legend.
Later on a similar piece was issued complete with the legend. The mintage on
these Patina pieces is just 975 pieces and no more will ever be struck, as the dies have
They have the bare head of Edward on one side and the arms similar to those on
the 1937 George VI Crown on the other side. We have them available in copper and
goldine. Here we present the Legend Copper. Remember that the mintage in each metal is just 975 pieces.
Last year was the 80th anniversary of the Year of Three Kings, George V, Edward VIII and
George VI. ICB issued a beautiful Edward VIII collection, full crownsized in eight different
metals with a milled edge.
We bought the entire mintage, except for one set that is being put into auction. Other Edward
VIII issues are being sold on eBay for over £245 a collection. The metals they are struck in
are: Sterling Silver, Golden Alloy, Copper, Gold Plated Copper, Aluminium, Polished Steel,
Pewter and Nickel Silver.
A youthful portrait of the uncrowned King is on one side and a new version of St. George
slaying the dragon is on the other side. Only 100 collections made with the milled edge, that
is all, forever.
Last year was the 80th anniversary of the Year of Three Kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. ICB have issued a beautiful Edward VIII collection, full crownsized in eight different metals with a plain edge as opposed to milled.
We bought the entire mintage, except for one set that is being put into auction. Other Edward VIII issues are being sold on ebay for over £245 a collection. The metals they are struck in are: Sterling Silver, Golden Alloy, Copper, Gold Plated Copper, Aluminium, Polished Steel, Pewter and Nickel Silver. A youthful portrait of the uncrowned King is on one side and a new version of St. George slaying the dragon is on the other side. Only 100 collections ever made with the plain edge that is all, forever.