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Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Prize, Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20304

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 bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a head of Edward VIII, bare facing right together with details of his name and date of birth. 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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 93.49 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, celebrations, king edward viii coronation 1936, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: HRH Edward VIII (1894-1972), 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, 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: Head of Edward VIII bare, facing right; around above, HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VIII. ; below, engraved on scroll EDWARD, ALBERT, CHRISTAN, / GEORGE, ANDREW, PATRICK, DAVID, / BORN JUNE 23RD 1894; in small letters below truncation, 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
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VIII. STOKES MELB. ; Engraved across scroll EDWARD, ALBERT, CHRISTAN, GEORGE, ANDREW, PATRICK, DAVID, BORN JUNE 23RD 1894
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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