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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 December 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 diamond-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.