1936 - Ceylon
Edward VIII Fantasy Sovereign

The eldest child (born 1894 June 23rd) of George V on his death on 1936 January 20th succeeded to the throne as Edward VIII but abdicated on 1936 December 10th before he was sovereigned.

A piece of fantasy struck in 1984 by Richard Lobel, of CoinCraft of London without any government authorization for the obvious confusion of the numismatic community. It is attributed as "1984 Richard Lobel Series", in "Unusual World Coins" by Colin R. Bruce II, Iola, Wisconsin, Krause Publication, 1992,
Denomination1 sovereign
AlloyGold (375. Ag)
Diameter21.9 mm
Weight4.75 gms
Thickness mm
1936_sovereign_obverse 1936_sovereign_reverse
Bruce # XM1b

Obverse : Left facing image of Edward VIII with EDWARD.VIII.KING.&.EMPEROR along the periphery.
Reverse : CEYLON on left along periphery. A elephant with a trunk raised above the year 1936.

For more details of this Fantasy see similar Silver Crown fantasy issued earlier in 1954.

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.