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