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Medal - Coronation of King George V & Queen Mary Commemorative, Australia, 1911 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20259

Summary:
Australia
Coronation, 1911 (AD)
Silver
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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: 36 mm height to top of loop

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Tagged with: celebrations, king george v coronation 1911, royal coronations, birmingham england, coin, perth mint, mixaaae bronze 925
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, KING GEORGE V QUEEN MARY
Reverse Description: Arms of the State of Victoria; around, TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MAJESTIES' CORONATION . JUNE 22. 1911 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Conjoined busts crowned left; around, KING GEORGE V QUEEN MARY (obverse)
Arms of the State of Victoria; around, TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MAJESTIES' CORONATION . JUNE 22. 1911 . (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1911

Mint name STOKES on truncation of King's bust
Person Depicted: HM King George V
Person Depicted: HM Queen Mary
References: Car.1911/22

Comments

Joshua Posted on 03 Jan 2010 8:17 PM
I've come across a coin which appears to be the one and the same. Do you know how many were produced?

Regards
Josh
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Jan 2010 4:12 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Joshua, you might find the Australian Historical Medals, 1788-1988, by Leslie J. Carlisle useful in researching your medal.
stephen Posted on 12 Mar 2010 9:58 AM
reg no20259 ive come across a commemorative coin for king George v and queen Mary for the coronation in 1911 on the back around the edge it say "struck by the makers of elect cocoa" could you give me any details you know about the coin.thank you
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 Mar 2010 11:06 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Stephen. The makers of Elect Cocoa were the famous and historic British chocolate company Rowntree's. Some information about the company and cocoa can be found at http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/victorian/rowntree-co-chocolate-manufacturers Commemorative medals such as this were commonly produced by companies to celebrate historic occasions and to sell or give away to their customers as a marketing tool. This medal was one of Rowntree's marketing successes according to the book 'Rowntree and the marketing revolution, 1862-1969' By Robert Fitzgerald (Cambridge University Press)Other sites you may be interested in are http://www.rowntreesociety.org.uk/index.php and http://www.nestle.co.uk/AboutNestle/TheNestleStory/HistoryOfRowntree/
Andy Poole Posted on 17 May 2010 7:38 AM
hi i have the same (x2) with red white and blue ribbons attached and on the reverse details of n.miller the mayor of preston(uk) and the preston crest. were these perhaps given to sunday school children?
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 May 2010 10:24 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Andy, we offer a free identification service. Perhaps you could email through some images and we will have the History and Technology Curators take a look.
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Jan 2012 3:14 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi James,
The book 'Australian Historical Medals 1788-1988' by Leslie J. Carlisle lists more than 37 different medals that were minted to commemorate this event. These medals were sponsored by The Commonwealth Government, The State Governments, Local Councils, and other Organisations, and were presented to citizens and school children.

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