New Guinea Edward VIII 1936 Penny BU

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New Guinea Edward VIII 1936 Penny BU

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  • One of the few coin types issued during the 326-day reign of Edward VIII.
  • An official, unique Edward VIII penny issue of the Territory of New Guinea.
  • Low mintage issue! Just 360,000 of the 1936 Penny were struck!
  • Superb quality – offered in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.


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Genuine King Edward VIII coin!

Do you own a genuine coin of Britain’s King Edward VIII? With very few coins issued during his brief 326-day reign, the answer is probably ‘no’. This your chance to plug that glaring hole in your collection!

Abdicating after just 326 days…

With King Edward VIII abdicating due to a constitutional crisis revolving around his determination to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, very few coins were issued during his brief reign. In part, this was due to a raging debate over the official portrait to be used for coins of Great Britain and its empire. Edward refused to follow tradition and have a ‘right facing portrait’, as he felt that the left side was his best. Edward abdicated before the issue could be resolved, and no portrait coins were ever issued for circulation.

The New Guinea Edward VIII 1936 Penny!

Some British territories released coins with no portrait, however, meaning that official Edward VIII currency was indeed issued during his reign – including the Territory of New Guinea’s 1936 Penny! Although the mintage was only 360,000, this unique, fascinating coin is still very affordable, even in pristine Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Secure your coin today!

Simply a must-have for every collector, no matter what your traditional interest, do not miss the chance to own a genuine coin of King Edward VIII. Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueNew Guinea
Year of Issue1936
MetalCopper Alloy
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