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Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Prize, Australia, 1936 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20303

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Prize, Edward VIII 1937 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: A prize medal prepared for the 1937 Sydney Show planned to celebrate the coronation of Edward VIII in May 1937. The coronation never took place as Edward abdicated in order to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson in December 1936. The medals were never distributed.
Description:
An unissued and unfinished bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a head of Edward VIII, bare facing right together with plaque on which details of his name and date of birth were to be engraved (see NU20304). 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: 92.12 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, celebrations, king edward viii coronation 1936, royal coronations, king edward viii 1937
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 Edward VIII (1894-1972), 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: 1936 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Edward VIII bare, facing right; around above, HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VIII. ; below, a scroll on which details of the King's name and date of birth were to be engraved (see NU20304) in small letters below truncation, STOKES MELB. on truncation the artist's initials, P.M.
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
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VIII. STOKES MELB.
Reverse: STOKES
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 1937
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1937
Person Depicted: King Edward VIII, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1937

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