HC Deb 09 July 1936 vol 314 cc1383-4
34. Mr. DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements are contemplated by the Royal Mint for the issuing of any special coinage for His Majesty's coronation; is it proposed to issue any gold pieces to commemorate the same; will the citizens of the Dominions and Overseas Empire be given an early opportunity on this occasion to make their applications; and will he give particulars?


In accordance with custom, specimen sets of the first issue of the coins of King Edward VIII will be issued in due course. For collectors and others requiring them sets containing gold coins will be available at special prices to all who apply. Full details will be publicly announced in good time, and the issue will be available to all applicants both home and oversea.


Will the right hon. Gentleman take precautions this time and see that the advertisements oversea are made well in time so that our citizens can make application?


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the unemployed will be specially interested in collecting gold coins?