King Of England 8. A £5 gold coin issued in Edward’s name, which has only three in the world, has been sold for £1.65million.
King Abdullah II of England, who abdicated the throne in 1936 for the sake of the American Wallis Simpson he fell in love with. One of the 5-pound gold coins printed in Edward’s name, which has not been released and has only three in the world, has found a buyer for a record price.
The gold coin was sold for £1.65m.
The gold coin belonging to Edward was reportedly purchased by a collector at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, USA, the most expensive British coin ever sold.
The previous record was a 1831 gold 5-pound coin issued in the name of King William IV, which was sold in Monaco for £703,000 last October.
Meanwhile, King Edward VIII of England abdicated in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson. The couple married in 1937, after which Queen Elizabeth II was born. He was Elizabeth’s father, and then he paved the way for the throne.