Edward VIII fantasy crown



Bermuda Edward VIII fantasy crown 1936.
This King of England abdicated the throne after less than a year (to marry an American divorcee) so his portrait never appeared on the circulating coins of the British Empire. This is the Geoffrey Hearn design in silver with a mintage of only 750 pieces. Much rarer than the later similar design by Richard Lobel. The Hearn design had a higher relief and the border beading is closer to the edge.