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Gambia, 150 Dalasis 1996 Gold 14 carat, Proof FDC

£249.00
Gambia, 150 Dalasis 1996 Gold Proof FDC. Subject: 1936 British year of 3 Kings and Queen Mother. Obv: National arms date below. Rev: Busts of Edward VIII, George V and George VI facing within circles. Metal: Gold 583/1000. 14 carat Gold. Weight: 7.8 grams. Size: 25mm quite a large coin considering the UK Gold Sovereign is only 22mm. GRADE: Gold Proof FDC Issued by the British Royal Mint, with certificate of authenticity. Krause value $175. KM#61. Invoice indicates collector paid £150 in 1999, and gold as doubled in value since then. NOTES ON REVERSE SUBJECT: 1936 proved to be a momentous year in the life of the Royal Family. After a lengthy reign King George V suffered from increasingly poor health and eventually passed away. As next in line to the throne, the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, was his natural successor. However, Edward fell hopelessly in love with a wealthy American divorcee, Wallis Simpson, and amidst great scandal expressed his intention to marry her. His unprecedented behaviour forced his abdication from the throne and, Britain's shores. As a direct result Edward's brother, George, The Duke of York succeeded to the throne. With the support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Edward proved himself a very able man of the people - particularly through the dark days of the second world war when the nation relied on strong leadership.
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