Australia New South Wales Sydney
Prize medal 1937 (AD)
Other Details: This medal was struck to relpace medals featuring the head of Edward VIII who abdicated before his coronation in 1937. The detailed name and date of birth of the new King were intended to celebrate the Coronation.
An unissued bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a head of George VI, crowned, facing left together with plaque on which details of his name and date of birth were engraved. The reverse features a standard rural image with animals, fruits and grains a tractor and the rising sun together with a plaque on which a winners name would have been engraved.
Bust of George VI crowned facing left; around above, HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI.; below, scroll engraved, ALBERT FREDERICK ARTHUR GEORGE / BORN DEC. 14TH 1895 in small letters below bust, STOKES. MELB
Rural image with animals, fruits and grains, a tractor and the rising sun together with a plaque on which a winners name would have been engraved; around, ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES; below, SYDNEY
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI. STOKES. MELB ALBERT FREDERICK ARTHUR GEORGE BORN DEC. 14TH 1895 Reverse: ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES SYDNEY
Type of item
54 mm (Outside Diameter), 91.17 g (Weight)