George VI (1936-52), Proof Five Pounds, 1937, bare head left, designed by Humphrey Paget, GEORGIVS VI DG BR OMN REX FD IND IMP. Rev, St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue for Benedetto Pistrucci, edge plain (S.4074; WR. 435).
Encapsulated and graded by PCGS as Proof 63 Deep Cameo. As struck, becoming increasingly rare to source in the UK especially in choice grades, a top tier example.
These Proof Five pound gold pieces were introduced to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI in May of 1937. They were the highest denomination of a four coin gold Proof set issued, with a mintage of 5,501 pieces.