King Edward VIII: His Place in Numismatics

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Figleaf

The name Grueber rang a little bell. Forrer seems disdainful.

GRUEBER, HENRY A. (Germ.). Contemporary Die-sinker or Publisher of medals residing in London. Most of his productions are cheap medalets, sold in the streets at a penny apiece. I have seen by him :
-- Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887;
-- Silver Wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1888;
-- Visit of the German Emperor to London, 1891 ;
-- Marriage of the Duke and Duchess of York, 1893;
-- Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; "
-- Imitation Pond of President Kruger; Death of Queen Victoria;
-- Accession of King Edward VII. ;
-- Coronation of King Edward VII. ;
-- Lactopeptine token (" Patent ") ; &c.
These medalets are made in papier mache covered over with a shell struck in thin metal. Some of the medalets are signed H. G. & Co.


However, there is also a Herbert Appold Grueber (1846-1927), a very serious numismatist with a great liking of medals. He became keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals of the British Museum and secretary of the royal numismatic society. His writing includes:

-- Roman medallions in the British Museum, London, 1874
-- Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the death of George II, London, 1885 (with Augustus Franks)
-- English Personal Medals from 1760, Numismatic Chronicle, 1888-1891
-- British Museum Guide of English Medals, London, 1891
-- Handbook of the Coins of Great Britain and Ireland in the British Museum, London, 1899.
-- Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum, London, 1910

Are Henry and Herbert the same person? Evil twins? Family? Unrelated?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

malj1

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Quote from: Arminius on December 11, 2011, 10:38:54 AM
As a baby:


Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee bronze medal, London, 1897 AD.,
Bronze medal with partial silvering (32 mm / 11,48 g), old penny size,
Obv.: FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE - BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY / 10. SEP.95. H.GRUEBER. 1987 37 SNOWHILL LONDON E.C. / CPYRIGHT , crown over busts of four generations of the Royal Family in centre facing left, the Queen and her heirs in the next three generations. Starting right with Queen Victoria followed by Edward VII, George VI and a very young Edward VIII, silvering at the queen´s crown.
Rev.: TO COMMEMORATE THE 60TH YEAR OF HER MAJESTY'S REIGN. / 1837-97 // THE DIAMOND JUBILEE , crown over three shields in centre, the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland, with legend surround.
By the way: has this issue a (eg. BHM) reference?  ???:)

I have always dismissed these without much thought but now realise they are not all the same, mine is dated 1896 while the reverse advertises the patronage of the Remington Typewriter Co. 100 Gracechurch St. by Queen Victoria.

A huge Edward VIII collection was sold by auction last year at Spink's see here... http://www.spink.com/auctions/pdf/1019.pdf the first five lots comprise many of these Grueber pieces.
Malcolm
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Abhay

The Royal Mint of Canada has issued a Copper medal, commemorating Edward VIII.

Abhay
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malj1

Quote from: malj1 on December 13, 2011, 01:58:27 AM
I have always dismissed these without much thought but now realise they are not all the same, mine is dated 1896 while the reverse advertises the patronage of the Remington Typewriter Co. 100 Gracechurch St. by Queen Victoria.

found another type today on flickr - Pearcy's Toronto, 1897
Malcolm
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malj1

QuoteEdward famously refused to face in the opposite direction to his father on his coins, as tradition demanded, and insisted that his left side looked better in portraits. Was this purely vanity, or perhaps a desire to defy tradition?

This coronation souvenir has Edward VIII facing to the right. ...and wearing a crown.  :)
Malcolm
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Figleaf

Yes, but the king had nothing to say about how he was pictured on the medal. The words "British Made" make it clear that this is a private issue.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Arminius

Just identified: a hammered copper in his name:



India, Jodhpur, 1936 AD., Umaid Singh and Edward VIII, ¼ Anna, KM 132.

:)

<k>

Plaster of crowned portrait of EVIII, by William McMillan.  Copyright: Royal Mint Museum.
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Plaster of crowned portrait of EVIII, by Percy Metcalfe.  Copyright: Royal Mint Museum.
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Plaster of crowned portrait of EVIII, by Percy Metcalfe.  Copyright: Royal Mint Museum.
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Plaster for the half crown by Humphrey Paget, made during the review of the coinage during the reign of EVIII.

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Plaster for the shilling, by Harold Wilson-Parker, made during the review of the coinage during the reign of EVIII. Copyright: Royal Mint Museum.
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Pattern crown portrait of EVIII, by Humphrey Paget.  Copyright: Royal Mint Museum.
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#43
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coinlover

Here are two coins (one kori and five kories ) of Kutch from my collection. These are in the name of Edward VIII.

Anjan