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Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20305

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Unfinished Prize medal 1937 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: This medal was struck to relpace medals featuring the head of Edward VIII who abdicated before his coronation in 1937. The detailed name and date of birth of the new King were intended tobe engraved on the plaque below the King's bust to celebrate the Coronation (see NU 20306).
Description:
An unissued and unfinished bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a head of George VI, crowned, facing left together with plaque on which details of his name and date of birth were to be engraved. The reverse features a standard rural image with animals, fruits and grains a tractor and the rising sun together with a plaque on which a winners name would have been engraved.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 92.33 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, celebrations, king george vi coronation 1936, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, HRH George VI (1895-1952), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1937 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of George VI crowned facing left; around above, HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI.; below, scroll un-engraved, in small letters below bust, STOKES. MELB
Reverse Description: Rural image with animals, fruits and grains, a tractor and the rising sun together with a plaque on which a winners name would have been engraved; around, ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES; below, SYDNEY
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI. STOKES. MELB
Reverse: ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES SYDNEY
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1937
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1937
Person Depicted: HM George VI, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1937

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