New Silver Coinage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons at on 7 June 1928.

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Photo of Major Philip Kenyon-Slaney Major Philip Kenyon-Slaney , Tavistock


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer who is responsible for the design of the new coinage; what is the method adopted with regard to the approval of the design; and the amount of the new coinage ordered to be minted?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

A number of alternative designs were submitted by numismatic artists of high standing and were considered with great care by the Standing Committee which advises the Master of the Mint on such questions. The designs selected were by Mr. George Kruger Gray and were recommended by me to His Majesty for approval. A full account of the matter will be found in the Report of the Royal Mint for 1926, pages 11–13. All silver coins struck in the future will bear the new designs until such time as any alteration may be approved; the amount so struck will depend upon general requirements.

Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

Who is Mr. George Kruger Gray? What are his qualifications?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

T must ask for notice of that question in order that I may do full justice to him.