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King Edward VIII: His Place in Numismatics

Started by <k>, November 25, 2011, 08:19:21 PM

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Half crown design by Edmund Dulac.


See also: King Edward VIII: the unadopted coin designs of Edmund Dulac.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#16


Image copyright of The Royal Mint.


The plaster for Madge Kitchener's original threepence design.

Originally she conceived it as a scalloped coin, not a 12-sided coin.


The word 'THRIFT' was eventually removed from her design.

Modeller Percy Metcalfe altered her original design somewhat.

It was then issued in the reign of George VI.


See: UK: three nickel-brass threepence variations of 1936/1937.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#17


Image copyright of The Royal Mint.


John Francis Kavanagh submitted the design shown above to the Royal Mint during the search for new designs for Edward VIII.

According to the Royal Mint:

It was felt that the King had not intended the Mint to commission avant-garde artists to submit designs like this.

Eventually the Royal Mint Advisory committee seems to have concluded that the modern feeling which the King sought had to come far more from the choice of subject than from the manner of its treatment.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.