THE CROWN JEWEL OF COMMEMORATIVES!
Ensconced in 99.9% silver and finished off in gold are the regal profiles of the three kings who all sat on the British throne in one calendar year -1936! Celebrate this watershed moment in history with a coin that is unique for the much-admired ‘Royal Star’ format in sharply struck Proof quality.
A TALE OF THREE KINGS: LOVE, ABDICATION, DUTY AND LEGACY
Proving truth can be stranger than fiction, this glorious coin beautifully captures the year that reads like a novel! The twists and turns of this epic saga begin with George V. After celebrating his Silver Jubilee in 1935, the king died in January 1936, leading to the ascension of his son the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII. Edward was a strong-willed character with a charming personality who wanted to rule the vast empire on his own terms, his reign was not to last…
Edward was never officially crowned, but he was the King of England for 11 months and 22 days. Fated to be the first British king to voluntarily give up his throne, Edward VIII abdicated for the love of the American socialite Wallace Simpson. The king, head of the English Church, could not marry a divorced woman and still reign. This extraordinary event had wide-reaching consequences, the most significant of which is the reign of Elizabeth II today!
Edward’s abdication left the Throne of England in the hands of his younger brother, the Duke of York. Britain’s third king in just 11 months, ‘Bertie’ never expected to be king. The father of Queen Elizabeth II became known as King George VI. A man of few words, he had acute sense of duty and is acknowledged by many as one of Great Britain’s most capable monarchs.
A HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER TREASURE. ONLY 900 COINS!
With only 900 coins minted worldwide and beautifully presented in a plush case, this coin will ear-marked by savvy collectors. Underpinned by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity and fascinating story.