1936 was the year that Great Britain had three different Kings, George V, Edward VIII, and George VI. This is the old large-size penny that was struck in 1936 and they are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They are about as nice as you will ever see them. Most of the coins were struck while Edward VIII was King but all the coins carried the portrait of King George V. New coins were not issued until after the new Monarch’s Coronation. These coins are in beautiful condition and come with a fascinating history, get them while you can.
These 1936 silver sixpences have the portrait of King George V on them, but they have a far more interesting history. King George V died and his son became King Edward VIII and most of these Sixpences were struck during the reign of King Edward VIII. In December of that year Edward abdicated and his brother became King George VI. While the portrait is that of King George V who knows who was actually on the throne when they were struck. It is an interesting conundrum which will never be figured out.
1936 was a very unusual year for this country in that there were three Kings on the throne that year. King George V died and his son took over as King Edward VIII and when he abdicated his brother became King George VI. Most of the coins were struck under King Edward VIII but all the coins have the portrait of King George V on them. They are struck in 500 fine Silver and are the last Silver Threepences to have his portrait on them. A silver Threepence of 1936 in selected circulated condition, the year of three kings.