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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VIII Commemorative, Australian Celebrations, Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20500

Summary:
Australia
Coronation, Edward VIII 1937 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: One of the medals produced 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.80 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended 42 mm.

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Tagged with: king edward viii abdication 1936
Themes this item is part of: HRH Edward VIII (1894-1972), Public Life & Institutions Collection, 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: 1937 AD
Obverse Description: Crowned and robed bust of Edward VIII right; around, HIS MEJESTY KING EDWARD VIII
Reverse Description: Australian shield below E VIII R and crown, around, within broad rim, AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATIONS;
around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY'S CORONATION . MAY 27TH 1937
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Crowned and robed bust of Edward VIII right; around, HIS MEJESTY KING EDWARD VIII (obverse)
Crowned ER over Australian Arms; around AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATIONS; around on wide rim, TO COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY'S CORONATION . MAY 27TH. 1937 . (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1937

Stokes were operating from Albert Street Brunswick from 1935.
Person Depicted: King Edward VIII, 1937

Edward VII abdicated before the coronation which this medal was to commemorate.
References: Cal.1937/8

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