Maundy Thursday is familiar to many as the Thursday before Easter, but for The Royal Mint, the day has an added significance. Continuing a 700-year-old tradition, The Royal Mint strikes Maundy Money coins for the monarch to present in an annual pre-Easter ceremony known as the Royal Maundy.
Distribution of these sets originally began in July 1937 and continued until the early autumn of 1938. Coins were struck in the medal department and records indicate the great care that was taken to produce pieces to the highest standards, between highly polished dies.
We currently have a small number of The 1937 George VI Coronation Proof sets which were originally issued in the coronation year and includes a Silver Maundy set.