Medallion No. 3
Image courtesy of Downies
This medallion was issued to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the British throne on 6 February 1952 when her father, King George VI, died. Her coronation was held at Westminster Abbey in London (Great Britain) on 2 June 1953.
This 38 mm diameter medallion was designed and struck by Stokes, Melbourne in the following metals and finishes and were edge numbered:
¨ Sterling silver
¨ Oxidised silver on copper
A total of 100 pieces were struck, but the number for each metal was not recorded.
Trial strikes are known to exist in lead for both obverse and reverse (that is two separate trials), and also a brass striking of the head of the Queen.
The obverse design features the crowned bust of the Queen in her coronation robes and the legend “QUEEN ELIZABETH II”.
The reverse design has the text: “TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY 2ND JUNE 1953 ISSUED BY THE NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA”.