1937 King George VI Coronation Gold Medal
A number of medals and medallions were issued, by a number of different issuing houses, for the Coronation of King George VI in 1937. The medallion we feature on this page is the Official medallion, struck by the Royal Mint.
The medals were engraved by P. Metcalf, in high relief.
The silver and gold medals were issued in two sizes, the bronze medals were only issued in the smaller size.
1937 Large Gold Coronation Medallion
It has long been a traditional to issue official coronation medallions. These have variously been issued in gold, silver, copper, or bronze, and have also been issued in a number of sizes. the medallion we show is a large size in gold.
The obverse features a profile portrait of George VI facing right, with the inscription:
GEORGE VI CROWNED 12 MAY 1937
The reverse has a matching portrait, also facing left, of his wife, Queen Elizabeth (Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon later to be known as the Queen Mother), and the inscription:-
QUEEN ELIZABETH 12 MAY 1937
1937||Official George VI Gold Coronation Medal, Large||57||274||119.7||.916 (22ct)||3.53
1937||Official George VI Gold Coronation Medal, Small||32||422|| ||.916 (22ct)||
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George VI Coronation Medal
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Obverse of 1937 King George VI Coronation Gold Medal
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Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) on Reverse of 1937 King George VI Coronation Gold Medal