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Medal - Coronation of King George V & Queen Mary Commemorative, Australia, 1911 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33103

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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 70 mm (Height), 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.18 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop and ribbon extended

More information

Tagged with: celebrations, king george v coronation 1911, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1911 AD
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
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1911

S&S mint mark on King's bust.
Person Depicted: HM King George V
Person Depicted: HM Queen Mary
References: Car. 1911/2

Comments

Troy Meredith Posted on 27 Nov 2009 10:49 AM
Hi - I have recently found one of these medals, CORONATION GEORGE V & MARY, 1911 - just was curious about the medal, would they hold much value or are they sought after by collectors ?. Any advice would be welcomed, thanks.
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 12:12 PM
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Discovery Centre Posted on 11 Mar 2010 12:39 PM
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Hi Rashidul,

As mentioned above, the Museum does not provide valuation advice - please follow the link in the above post for further information.
Jack Pannekoek Posted on 31 May 2010 9:51 PM
Recently I have inherited medal of coronatin of king George V & Queen Mary is this one of any vaeu at all Thank You Jack
Rueben Posted on 19 Jan 2013 11:08 PM
As it's noted that different versions were produced and issued for different states, what state is this particular medal for?

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