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George VI

1937 - 38

The 1937 Crown was originally intended to commemorate the ascension of King Edward VIII however due to Edward VIII's abdication, it was instead struck to commemorate the ascension of King George VI 1 and was the only circulation coin produced by Australia that year.The crown was proposed by the then Federal Treasurer R. G. Casey who pushed hard for its introduction, thus spawning the nick name, "Casey's Cartwheel". A total of 1,008,000 coins were struck, and while the coin was generally not circulated due to its large size and its commemorative nature, many did find themselves in circulation leaving the average circulated pieces ranging from XF to AU. The commemorative appeal of the 1937 crown was somewhat lost when in 1938 the Melbourne Mint continued the issue of the crown with a total of 101,600 crowns.

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