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Live auction - fwo_612165 - GREAT-BRITAIN - GEORGE VI 5 Pounds (5 souverains) Proof 1937 Londres

GREAT-BRITAIN - GEORGE VI 5 Pounds (5 souverains) Proof 1937 Londres MS
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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 4 100 €
Maximum bid : 6 325 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:43:55
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 5 Pounds (5 souverains) Proof
Date: 1937
Mint name / Town : Londres
Quantity minted : 5500
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 39,95 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
L’exemplaire présente des traces de manipulation de part et d’autre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Georges Vi à gauche ; signé HP au-dessous.
Obverse translation : (Édouard VII par la grâce de Dieu, roi de tous les Bretons, défenseur de la Foi, empereur des Indes).

Reverse


Reverse legend : À L'EXERGUE : 1937.
Reverse description : Saint-Georges à cheval bondissant à droite, casqué, nu, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, terrassant le dragon ; signé B.P..

Commentary


La pièce de cinq livres est seulement frappée en 1937. Elle est en frappe Proof avec la tranche lisse.

Historical background


GREAT BRITAIN - GEORGES VI

(11/12/1936-6/02/1952)

George VI (14/12/1895-6/02/1952) is the youngest son of George V and Mary Treck. He is the brother of Edward VIII succeeded George V 20 January 1936, but is forced to abdicate the same year because he decided to marry Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson, divorced twice, and because his dislike Germanophilism strongly to power circles in England. George VI has two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. During World War II, it is the symbol of British resistance against Nazism. After the war, he must approve in 1947 the independence of the Indian Empire, which after a horrible civil war, is divided to form India and Pakistan. He died of cancer in 1952.

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