King George VI's Coronation Medal 1937

     This medal was given by King George VI as a personal souvenir to commemorate his coronation. The medal was awarded throughout the Empire to members of the armed forces and officers of state, officials and servants of the royal household, ministers, government officials, mayors, public servants and local government, etc. 90,279 medals were struck.

    Description: 32mm diameter in silver, with ball and ring type suspension. Obverse: the left facing conjoined busts of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth wearing robes of state. The background is plain. Reverse; the crowned royal cypher with the inscription; CROWNED 12 MAY 1937 under. This is surrounded by the inscription GEORGE VI QVEEN ELIZABETH

   Naming; issued unnamed but can occasionally be encountered privately named. (see below)
   Ribbon; blue, with a red centred white edge stripe.



King George VI Coronation Medal 1937


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Issued unnamed but occasionally encountered depot or privately named;
above example ' 295041 Tpr. Thompson L. G. '
( The Life Guards )

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