Five Pound Piece: George VI (obverse); St. George and the Dragon (reverse)

Five Pound Piece: George VI (obverse); St. George and the Dragon (reverse)

1937

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designer

Thomas Humphrey Paget

(British, 1893-1974)

designer

after Benedetto Pistrucci

(Italian, 1784-1855)

Gold

Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Weight: 39.946 g (1.41 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.223

Location

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This coin was struck for inclusion in proof sets, never for circulation.

Description

The of King George VI, shown uncrowned, was designed by Thomas Humphrey Paget, a medal and coin designer who worked for the Royal Mint. The reverse image of St. George and the Dragon was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci, an Italian gem and coin engraver whose work is still used on coinage today.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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