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Medal - Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Commemorative, South Australia, Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 31142

Summary:
Australia South Australia
Coronation of George VI 1937 (AD)
Mint: Amor, Sydney
Other Details: This is an example of commemorative medals distributed to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. The coronation date was 12 May, fifteen days earlier than the date intended for the coronation of Edward VIII.
Description:
Silver p;lated medal holes for wearing with bent loop through hole;
Conjoined crowned busts left; around, KING GEORGE VI QUEEN ELIZABETH
Bird perching on rope facing, head left, wings outspread; around, TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATIONA;
below, SOUTH AUSTRALIA / OF THEIR MAJESTIES / . MAY 12. 1937 .
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.16 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king george vi coronation 1936, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Elizabeth, Queen Mother (1900-2002), HRH George VI (1895-1952), W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1937 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined crowned busts left; around, KING GEORGE VI QUEEN ELIZABETH
Reverse Description: Bird perching on rope facing, head left, wings outspread; around, TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATIONA;
below, SOUTH AUSTRALIA / OF THEIR MAJESTIES / . MAY 12. 1937 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Conjoined crowned busts left; around, KING GEORGE VI QUEEN ELIZABETH
Bird perching on rope facing, head left, wings outspread; around, TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATIONA;
below, SOUTH AUSTRALIA / OF THEIR MAJESTIES / . MAY 12. 1937 .
Material: Silvered Bronze
Issued By: South Australia, Australia, 1937
Mint: Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1937
Person Depicted: HM George VI
Person Depicted: HRH The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth
References: Car. 1937/18

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