Summary

Australia
Coronation, 1911 1911 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Medal issued to celebrate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. George ascended the throne on his father's death on 9 May 1910. During his reign, which spanned World War I, the royal house abandoned the title the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (or the house of Hanover or Brunswick) and became known as the house of Windsor. George died in 1936, and was succeeded briefly by Edward VIII.

Different versions of this medal were produced for the states. In all, Stokes produced over 400,000 medals, with many issued to school children.

Obverse Description

Conjoined busts crowned left, around; CORONATION GEORGE V & MARY, 1911 Mint initials S&S on truncation

Reverse Description

At centre Australian Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters motto on ribbon, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA, above COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS below, JUNE 1911

Edge Description

Plain

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