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!
Edward VII, Crowned 9 August 1902, Official Large Size (55mm) Royal Mint Coronation Medal struck in Bronze, designed by George William de Saulles. The obverse has the crowned bust of King Edward VII and the reverse shows the crowned bust of Queen Alexandra. A beautifully executed medal fit for a King! Mintage 27,456
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!
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation, while she had been Queen for almost a year, this made it Official. It is Royal Mint policy only to issue coins for a new Monarch only after their Coronation. So, although Elizabeth became our Queen in 1952, no coins were issued until after her Coronation in 1953 so these were the first official coinage of Queen Elizabeth II. The 1953 coins are one year only coins, as the next year they changed the legend slightly. In the Coronation Proof Set you have the Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Sixpence, brass Threepence, Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing. The Proof Set comes in a maroon case, but because of the padding used in the cases, the insides are sometimes a bit spotty. The bronze coins may have toned or mellowed but the coins are all in Proof condition, as issued.
George V, Crowned 22 June 1911, Official Large Size (50mm) Royal Mint Coronation Medal struck in Bronze. Designed by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal. The obverse has the crowned bust of King George V and the reverse shows the crowned bust of Queen Mary. Not supplied with the original case. Mintage 6,253