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Australia 1937 Crown

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:1,008,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:28.27 grams Diameter:38.5 mm Composition:92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper
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Wear
Obverse 3 - English
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Wear
Reverse A - London
Designer: Thomas Hugh Paget (Initials 'HP' raised below truncation)
Design:Left facing profile of George VI
Legend:GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP .
Denticle Count:182 teeth
Mint mark: None
Designer: George Edward Kruger-Gray (Initials 'K.G' below Crown at right)
Design:Imperial Crown
Legend:COMMONWEALTH : OF : AUSTRALIA • ONE CROWN •
Denticle Count:181 teeth
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
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Value
BM
Ad
NP
8
Good
VG10
10
VG
F12
12
about F
F15
15
Fine
VF20
20
good F
VF25
25
about VF
VF30
30
Very Fine
VF35
35
good VF
EF40
40
about EF
EF45
45
Ext Fine
AU50
50
good EF
AU53
53
about Unc
AU55
58+
virt Unc
AU58
58-60
Uncirc
MS60
58-61
Uncirc
MS61
58-62
Uncirc
MS62
63-64
Choice Unc
MS63
64-65
near Gem
MS64
65-66
Gem
MS65
66-67
Gem
MS66
67-68
Gem
MS67
68
near Flaw
MS68
69
virt Flaw
MS69
70
Flawless
MS70
Proof
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$20
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$25
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$30
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
1
 
$35
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$40
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$50
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
3
 
$60
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
 
 
$75
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$100
+
NGC
9
 
PCGS
21
 
$125
+
NGC
29
 
PCGS
31
 
$150
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$175
+
NGC
10
 
PCGS
17
 
$200
+
NGC
39
 
PCGS
86
 
$250
+
NGC
38
 
PCGS
110
 
$500
+
NGC
13
 
PCGS
51
 
$1250
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
4
 
$2000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$4000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$7000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
Y
BM
Benchmark
Ad
Adjectival
NP
NGC/PCGS
Collectable grades
Does not exist by definition

Investment grades
-
Unlikely to exist

Aspirational grades
BV
Bullion or metal value

Not known in these grades
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Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated March 2018
Notes:
This coin was initially struck to commemorate the coronation of George VI, but that significance was diminished by the release of a 1938-dated coin of the same design. The diamond shaped stops in the colons in the reverse legend provide an intriguing connection to the early coins of Queen Elizabeth II which have similar shaped stops, and perhaps there is some regal connotation. All proofs of this date exhibit a small cross-hatched area of die polish in the hairlines above the ear. The 1937 Crown was put aside by Baldwins (London) in hoard quantities, as were the 1911 Penny, 1912 H Halfpenny the 1927 'Canberra' Florin which were sold off in recent decades. Some of the Baldwin 1937 Crowns sighted by the author at coin fairs in the 1990s appeared proof-like so collectors should be aware that all proofs of this date exhibit a small cross-hatched area of die polish in the hairlines above the ear.