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The 'Year of the Three Kings' Supersize Commemorative Strike

  • Celebrating a year, that changed British history
  • Oval shape, hand-set with a genuine SWAROVSKI® ELEMENT
  • Strictly limited to only 1,936 complete collections worldwide
  • Available

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  • Complete your collection with confidence - you are free to cancel this service at any time
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  • Receive a FREE display case or folder with each collection
Amount due: £105.50

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Amount due: £105.50

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

1936 was a history-changing in Great Britain. King George V died on January 20th and was... more
The 'Year of the Three Kings' Supersize Commemorative Strike

1936 was a history-changing in Great Britain. King George V died on January 20th and was succeeded by his eldest son Edward VIII. Ever popular as a prince, Edward was, however, in love with the American divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and was forced to choose between duty and love. Edward famously chose the latter and voluntarily abdicated 325 days into his reign.

Edward's abdication was announced on December 11th. His younger brother, the Duke of York, affectionately known as 'Bertie' had not expected to inherit the throne. A shy man, struggling to overcome a speech impediment, he was unprepared, but warmly received and proclaimed King George VI on 12th December.

George VI went on to become one of Britain's best-loved rulers leading the nation through World War II with his queen, Queen Elizabeth, later affectionately known as 'The Queen Mother'. Without the events of 1936 Britain's history could have been very different indeed - and Queen Eliyabeth II today would not be our beloved Queen, but just a cousin of the reigning monarch.

The three portraits on the obverse of this commemorative strike are shownfacing left. It is tradition that the effigy of each British monarch always faces in the opposite direction of his or her predecessor. However, unconventionally, Edward VIII broke with centuries of tradition as he believed his left side to be superior to his right and insisted on his image facing left, as his father's, George V's effigy had.

No British coins bearing the portrait ofEdward VIII were ever officially issued. So when George VI acceded to the throne, his image was also placed to face left, implying that, had any coins been minted with Edward's portrait theobverses would have depicted Edward facing right and thus the centuries' old tradition maintained.

Limitation: 1.936 complete editions
Weight: 100 g
Material (details): Copper, gold plated with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS
Issue Year: 2016
Diameter: 85 mm x 62 mm
Obverse: Three Kings
Reverse: Year of the Three Kings
Quality: Proof

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By ordering an item inclusive of our collector service, you will receive further items in the same collection automatically (in approximately monthly intervals) for approval (approval sale). This means, you are free to return any items delivered within 27 days after receipt, without any reasons or questions asked. Any money paid for the item will be refunded automatically and without any hassle for you. This service guarantees that you will be able to complete a collection started as far as you wish, without fear to miss out on items in the collection. You can pause or cancel this collector service at any time by a simple information to us. Any details can also be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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