There were only two crown types issued during the reign of George VI.
The first was in 1937 for his coronation, and the other was in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. This featured the famous St. George and Dragon reverse design.
Crowns had been a currently circulating coin, and had been produced regularly until 1902, the first year of Edward VII's reign. No crowns intended for circulation were issued in George V's or George VI's reign.
1951 crowns were issued in a cardboard box,
The edge is lettered:- MDCCCLI CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS
Bare head of George VI facing left. The engraver's initials H.P. appear below the neck.
GEORGIUS VI D G BR OMN REX F D
The reverse features Pistrucci's famous St. George and the Dragon design.
The engraver's initials B.P. appear in the exergue above and to the right of the date. There is no inscription on the reverse except for the date:
|Issuing Monarch||George VI (1936-1952)|
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