Coronation Money Box George VI c1936 Vintage

Delightful souvenir metal money box commemorating the coronation of King George VI father to Queen Elizabeth II and the trumphant figure represented in the film “The King’s Speech”.

Upper part of the money box can be moved to reveal the coin slot and then replaced to hide the fact that it is a money box.

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Royal Coronation Money Box George VI c1936 Vintage

Delightful souvenir metal money box commemorating the coronation of King George VI father to Queen Elizabeth II and the trumphant figure represented in the film “The King’s Speech”.

Upper part of the money box can be moved to reveal the coin slot and then replaced to hide the fact that it is a money box.

King George VI…

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

Known as Albert until his accession, George VI was born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria, and was named after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He attended naval college as a teenager, and served in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force during the First World War. In 1920, he was created Duke of York. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923 and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. In the mid-1920s, he had speech therapy for a stammer, which he never fully overcame.

George’s elder brother ascended the throne as Edward VIII upon the death of their father in 1936. However, later that year Edward revealed his desire to marry the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin advised Edward that for political and religious reasons he could not marry a divorced woman and remain king. Edward abdicated in order to marry, and George ascended the throne as the third monarch of the House of Windsor.

(Source of Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_VI)

Condition: Good for age but not cleaned, with patina. (see photos)

Approx Size: Height 4.25″ Width 3.5″

 

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