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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