Summary

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Coronation 1911 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Jones, Frederick William
Other Details: Craigs Department Store distributed medals to its employees. This medal was presented to Frederick Wm. Jones, an employee, in 1911. The medal celebrates 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.

Obverse Description

Conjoined busts left, around; KING GEORGE V & QUEEN MARY

Reverse Description

Crossed flags of Britain and Australia, crown between; above CRAIGS; below, IN / COMMEMORATION / OF THE / CORONATION / JUNE 1911; in tiny letters at top, MADE IN ENGLAND

Edge Description

Plain

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