Coronation, Edward VIII 1937 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: One of the medals produced to celebrate the coronation of Edward VIII in May 1937. The coronation never took place as Edward abdicated in order to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson in December 1936. The medals were never distributed.
Crowned and robed bust of Edward VIII right; around, HIS MEJESTY KING EDWARD VIII
Australian shield below E VIII R and crown, around, within broad rim, AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATIONS; around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY'S CORONATION . MAY 27TH 1937
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
(edge) Crowned and robed bust of Edward VIII right; around, HIS MEJESTY KING EDWARD VIII (obverse) Crowned ER over Australian Arms; around AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATIONS; around on wide rim, TO COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY'S CORONATION . MAY 27TH. 1937 . (reverse)
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.8 g (Weight)
Height with loop extended 42 mm.
Exhibition Collection Management
36 mm (Height), 31 mm (Outside Diameter)
Round with loop