On the 11th of December 1936, the then King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in favour of his brother George VI. He did so to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Having proclaimed to the public at the time "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of king, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love". From then on he took on the title of Duke of Windsor.
While no portrait Edward VIII Coins were made, coins were issued in Britain's former colonies. British West Africa, for example, had three denominations struck, the 1/10th Penny, 1/2 Penny, and the Penny. You can find all the coins issued by the former colonies under Edward VIII collectables.
Below you'll find Patina Retro Patterns and reproductions showing what Edward VIII’s coinage might have looked like had he not abdicated.
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Edward VIII GB Coronation Patina Crown Set. We all know what the King George VI Coronation Crown looks like, but what if Edward had carried on and been crowned our King? These Patina Retro Patterns show exactly what it would have looked like. The bare head of the King facing left and the supported coat of arms on the reverse. It is retro dated 1936 and has the complete legend on it. They only made 750 sets of these, in Silver, copper and goldine and we bought most of them. But over the years our supplies have dwindled and we now have only about 30 sets left. All three pieces are crownsized and struck in Proof condition. You get all three pieces for just £89.50. But please remember only about 30 sets left and once they are gone, no doubt the prices of them will rise. It always seems that when we run out, the prices on Ebay and elsewhere go up.
Last year was the 80th anniversary of the Year of Three Kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. ICB issued a beautiful Edward VIII collection, full crownsized in eight different metals with a milled edge. We bought the entire mintage, except for one set that is being put into auction. Other Edward VIII issues are being sold on eBay for over £245 a collection. The metals they are struck in are: Sterling Silver, Golden Alloy, Copper, Gold Plated Copper, Aluminium, Polished Steel, Pewter and Nickel Silver. A youthful portrait of the uncrowned King is on one side and a new version of St. George slaying the dragon is on the other side. Only 100 collections made with the milled edge, that is all, forever.
Last year was the 80th anniversary of the Year of Three Kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. ICB have issued a beautiful Edward VIII collection, full crownsized in eight different metals with a plain edge as opposed to milled. We bought the entire mintage, except for one set that is being put into auction. Other Edward VIII issues are being sold on ebay for over £245 a collection. The metals they are struck in are: Sterling Silver, Golden Alloy, Copper, Gold Plated Copper, Aluminium, Polished Steel, Pewter and Nickel Silver. A youthful portrait of the uncrowned King is on one side and a new version of St. George slaying the dragon is on the other side. Only 100 collections ever made with the plain edge that is all, forever.
The Patina series had a ‘Wreath Crown’ but dated 1937 and the mintage was 975 pieces, we quickly sold out. Last year was the 80th anniversary of The Year of Three Kings, so we are proud to offer this 1936 Patina with a much lower mintage of just 100 pieces in each metal. This crownsized beauty was struck in eight different metals and with two edges, plain and milled. We bought almost the entire mintage, except for four sets which went to the INA archives and to auction. The pieces are beautiful full crownsized Proofs, struck in Sterling Silver, Golden Alloy, Copper, Gold-coated Copper, Aluminium, Polished Steel, Pewter and Nickel Silver. We could break up the sets and sell the individual prices at a very high price, as we have seem similar sets sold on Ebay. But that is not how Coincraft works. We bought them right, so we are going to sell them right. On offer here is the Plain Edge set. You get the ‘1936 Wreath Crown Patina’ in all eight different metals. At this price they are a gift, eight different metals, crownsized Proofs and with a mintage of just 100 sets….