In 1937 King George VI was finally crowned and he had his Coronation. It had been a turbulent
period what with his Father having died and his brother abdicating. He went through
a lot and worse was to come in the shape of World War II. He did a splendid job considering
how much pressure he was under.
For his Coronation the Royal Mint struck a special Crown in silver. Because of the war, this
would be King George VI’s only silver crown to be issued. We have offered them in a lower
grade recently, but a dealer sold us a nice group in Extremely Fine and that is what we are offering
The 1937 King George VI Silver Coronation Crown in Extremely Fine. These coins will all
have lustre and only the smallest amount of actual wear. Nice coins for your date or type collection.
King George VI had more coins in his
Coronation Proof Set that almost anyone else. Included are silver Crown,
Halfcrown, Florin, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence
plus the 4 piece Maundy Set. Plus the brass threepence the first year of issue
and the bronze Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. In Royal Mint maroon leather
case of issue
In 1938 our Prime Minister Chamberlain met with Hitler, a lot good that did us. The Bren
Light Machine Gun entered the British Army, now did us a lot of good. The Beano was first
put on sale and that gave all of us a laugh.
Our King was George VI, who had been on the throne for only about a year. The smallest
silver coin struck for circulation was the Silver Threepence, even though at the same time a
brass threepence was actually being struck as well.
We can offer this George VI 1938 Silver Threepence in Fine condition and it is a date that
is not all that easy to find.
The Silver Threepence was last struck for circulation in 1944. These coins were
replaced with the brass threepence as soon as World War II was over. From about
1940 until 1944 the Silver Threepence was struck here, but most of them were shipped
to the West Indies.
So the coins you see have actually been used as money and are in circulated condition.
This group comes from a hoard put away more than 50 years ago. The dealer
went to the West Indies and bought all the Silver Threepences that were around at the
time. We got a nice group of the 1941 issue, close to the end of them making them.
The coins on offer are in Fine condition, circulated but real original wear and usage.
They are not an easy date to get and missing from many collections. When you show
it to your friends, there certainly is an interesting story to tell about them.