The Edward VIII Silver Maundy Pattern Set
A unique opportunity to own the coins that might have been for the king who was never crowned:
Less than 50 sets are available
Minted in 999 fine Silver – to the same size as Edward VIII Royal Maundy coins would have been
Designs faithfully follow in the Maundy tradition and carry the famous left-facing portrait of the 'uncrowned king'
Struck to PROOF condition
Presented in a luxury presentation case, with an informative booklet and certificate of Authenticity
Patterns are among the most fascinating of all numismatic items – the designs that ‘might have been’
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A unique opportunity to own the coins that might have been for the king who was never crowned – Edward VIII
There exists British coins you may have never heard about, most probably have never seen, and almost certainly will never have held in your own hands. They belong to a tradition that dates back over 1,000 years and they are produced for the personal use of the British monarch. These coins are known as The Royal Maundy.
Coins for the personal use of the British monarch
For well over six centuries each year on Easter Thursday, the reigning King or Queen takes part in a ceremony in which gifts of money are handed out to a number of deserving men and women, equal to the age of the monarch. The tradition and heritage behind Maundy money make these coins among the most sought-after in British numismatic history. Their owners are part of an exclusive club which dates back centuries. The “Royal Maundy” money is struck in denominations of fourpence, threepence, twopence and penny, and always in silver- these are the only British coins to have been struck every year since 1822.
The coinage of Edward VIII – an enigma for coin collectors
After King George V died in 1936, his son King Edward VIII acceded to the throne, however, Edward was romantically involved with American divorcee Wallis Simpson. This threatened to bring scandal to the monarchy and led to his decision to voluntarily abdicate. He became the only monarch in our history to do so - handing his throne to his younger brother King George VI, within twelve months of his accession. King Edward VIII attended the Maundy Thursday service at Westminster Abbey on 9th April 1936 but because he had been king for just three months, no new coins featuring his effigy could be produced in time. Edward VIII abdicated in November 1936, before the Royal Mint could strike Maundy Coins with his portrait.
A historical anomaly put right today!
Edward VIII, the king who was never crowned has become an enigma to modern history and so are his coins. His is one of the greatest royal tales in recent times and yet there are no coins available with his portrait – a significant problem for collectors hoping to assemble a royal portraiture gallery of coins. The King Edward VIII Pattern Maundy Set puts right this historical anomaly!
The coins that might have been for the king who was never crowned!
The Edward VIII Silver Maundy Pattern Set is a set of proposed Royal Maundy designs for King Edward VIII. They are struck to the same size as his Royal Maundy coins would have been. The motifs specially selected for the reverses are in keeping with the traditional designs, depicting the denomination set within the laurel wreath. The observe of the patterns coins shows a finely detailed left-facing effigy of the king. Struck in fine 999 Silver this set of all four King Edward VIII Royal Maundy Patterns are struck to the highest possible proof quality. They are presented in a bespoke display case with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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