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Medal - Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33023

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Coronation of George VI 1937 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Awarded to: School Children in Victoria
Other Details: This is an example of the commemorative medal distributed to Victorian school children to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. The coronation date was 12 May, fifteen days earlier than the date intended for the coronation of Edward VIII.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Height), 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.63 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of lug (no ring or ribbon)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king george vi coronation 1936, royal coronations, school children
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Elizabeth, Queen Mother (1900-2002), HRH George VI (1895-1952), 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: Conjoined crowned busts left; around, .KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH.
Below busts, in small letters, the makers name, STOKES MELB.
Reverse Description: Arms of the State of Victoria; around, TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MAJESTIES CORONATION . MAY 12TH. 1937
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Conjoined crowned busts left; around, .KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH. (obverse)
Arms of the State of Victoria; around, TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MAJESTIES CORONATION . MAY 12TH. 1937 (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Victoria, Australia, 1937
Person Depicted: HM George VI
Person Depicted: HRH The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth
References: Car.1937/9

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