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After Henry VIII; the last Catholic; the "Glorious Revolution"; the 20th Century

After Henry VIII; the last Catholic; the "Glorious Revolution"; the 20th Century
I recently came across a set of The Kings and Queens of England Silver Mini-Coin Collection. Each of the tiny medallions measures about 13 mm in diameter. There are 44 medallions in total, starting from Edward the Confessor and ending with the current Queen Elizabeth II. Interestingly, the set was made by an American private mint called the Franklin Mint, in 1977, to commemorate Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. The set isn't rare.

As the price wasn't bad, I bought it after thinking about it for a week.

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one42chrisp
one42chrisp
I don't think I've ever seen Edward VIII on a coin before :-)
4 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to one42chrisp
I wonder if even the Royal Mint (or say, the HK government) even came around to make circulation coins during his brief reign??
4 years ago.
one42chrisp has replied to Canadian Pacific
I rather suspect they didn't. When I was a boy, Victoria, George V and George VI were all quite common coins, along with Elizabeth II of course, but Edward VIII, never saw or heard of a single one.
4 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to one42chrisp
Since Edward VIIII never had his coronation, I suppose the Mint didn't stamp the new coins before he abdicated : )
4 years ago.
one42chrisp has replied to Canadian Pacific
It would appear that we are wrong! Horror of horrors, how could that happen? ;-)

Images.
4 years ago.
Olga and Peter
Olga and Peter
Beautiful set.
4 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to Olga and Peter
Thank you Olga and Peter.
4 years ago.