In 1887 the Royal Mint started to issue a series of large-sized medallions for historic events such as Coronations and Jubilees. The medallion offered here is an Edward VII's 1902 large medallion, produced in bronze. Prices at antique fairs for these medallions tend to be extremely high, so we think you will prefer our prices. The medallion is in Extremely Fine condition and is offered with its original case of issue. Supplies are very limited. Get one while stock lasts!
In 1902 Edward VII was finally crowned King, after the death of his Mother, Queen Victoria. He had waited a long time for this to happen and it almost didn’t as he had an appendicitis attack and the Coronation had to be postponed. In those days, people died of appendicitis. The Royal Mint issued a rather handsome small Official Silver medallion to honour the Coronation in 1902. It had King Edward VII’s bust on one side and his Queen, Alexandra’s bust on the other side. They are in a very contemporary design and are struck in Sterling Silver. He was a very popular King and these sold quite quickly from the Royal Mint. We can offer them in Extremely Fine. Remember that they are now over 120 years old!
1897 large bronze medal. Uncirculated. In 1897 Queen Victoria celebrated 60 years as our Queen. The Royal Mint issued a large sized bronze medallion with the Young Head portrait of the Queen on one side and the Old Head portrait of the Queen on the other side. Queen Victoria was our longest serving Monarch, beating King George III. Last year our own Queen, Elizabeth II, beat Queen Victoria’s record, long may she reign. I bought a nice group of these large-sized bronze, Royal Mint medallions in their original red leather cases of issue. Today it might well cost £40-£50 just to hand-make these cases. But I am including it with the Uncirculated bronze medallion and selling it at a special price. If you don’t think it is special, look around at antique fairs and see how much they are asking for similar pieces. You get the Uncirculated 1897 Official Queen Victoria bronze medallion in the Official handmade red leather case for just £145. Today this handsome piece is 120 years old and quite a beautiful medal.