The King Edward VIII 1936 New Strike Pattern Set

Layered in 24 carat gold - the coins that might have been

The King Edward VIII 1936 New Strike Pattern Set

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A rare chance to own the coins that ‘might have been’ for the king who was never crowned - King Edward VIII

New strike Pattern Set of six coin - marking the 80th Anniversary of Edward's accession and abdication

  • Fully layered in pure 24 carat gold
  • Proof - highest quality 
  • Strict edition limit - only 499 sets being released
  • Features the portrait approved by Edward himself but never realised on British circulating coinage

 

  • Type: Single
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2016 marks the 80th Anniversary of the brief reign of King Edward VIII. The events surrounding his reign and subsequent abdication are among the most remarkable and controversial in modern British history.

Edward’s desire to marry American divorcee Wallace Simpson threatened to bring scandal to the monarchy, and so he voluntarily abdicated - the only time this has ever happened in our history! 

Edward abdicated before any British coinage featuring his portrait could go into production so there is no way for collectors to own a series of coins representative of his short reign.

Until now there has been no way for collectors to own a series of coins representative of his short reign - a real problem for anyone attempting to assemble a royal portraiture gallery of coins. Now for the 80th Anniversary of this world famous royal controversy, the patterns that 'might have been', have been struck.

The Patterns of King Edward VIII -  layered in pure gold

This set of six 24 proof pattern coins represents how Edward’s coinage might have been. Each reverse design, from the threepence to the majestic crown, depicts an important British coin motif. Designs such as Una and the Lion from the 1839 gold £5 feature in this set. All are proposed designs that never featured on circulation coins and therefore may well have been chosen for the coinage of King Edward VIII.

Due to the technical complexities of creating Pattern pieces of such quality, just 499 of these sets are being released. Don't miss this chance to own  the coins that ‘might have been’, for the king who was never crowned.

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Specifications
Condition:
Proof - highest possible quality
Finish:
Plated in pure 24 carat gold
Year of Issue:
2016
Denomination:
New Strike pattern Set
Reverse:
See detailed specifications- featuring some of our most important coin motifs
Obverse:
Portrait of Edward VIII, the uncrowned king, based on that prepared by the Royal Mint for his coinage which was never struck
Edition Limit:
499

Representative of

Five Shilling Crown

Half crown

Florin

Shilling (English)

Sixpence

Threepence

Condition

Proof - highest possible quality

Finish

Fully layered with pure 24 carat gold

Reverse

Una and the lion, a design only used once on British coinage, for a rare issue of gold five pound pieces of Queen Victoria

St George slaying the dragon, used on British gold sovereigns and silver

crowns since 1817

Four shields representing England, Scotland, Ireland and the empire

Britannia seated, a design which was first used in 1672

A shield with the arms of the four nations of the United Kingdom, with Edward’s initials ‘ER’ Edward Rex - at the centre

An oak wreath arranged around the numeral ‘3’

Obverse

Portrait of Edward VIII, the uncrowned king, based on that prepared by the Royal Mint for his coinage which was never struck

Diameter

38.6mm

32mm

28.5mm

24mm

19mm

16mm