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|1902 Coronation Medallion|
The obverse shows a portrait of Edward, by the engraver G. W. De Saulles, with the inscription: EDWARD VII CROWNED 9 AUGUST 1902
The reverse shows a portrait, also by De Saulles, of Queen Alexandra, and the inscription: ALEXANDRA QUEEN CONSORT
9 AUGUST 1902
Sizes and Metals
|56 mm||Gold||861||100 (+/-)||.9166|
|31 mm||Gold||2,728||13 (+/-)||.9166|
|31 mm||Silver||Yes*||15 (+/-)||.925||0.5 (+/-)|
|56 mm||Copper||Yes*||78 (+/-)|
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Approximate weight in grams
Alloy = Fineness = millesimal fineness.
AMW = Actual fine precious metal content in troy ounces.
Yes* = The quantity issued in not known.
These medallions are found with two different dates, 26th June 1902, and 9th August 1902. This is because the coronation was originally scheduled for the earlier date, but Edward had to undergo an emergency appendectomy operation, so the coronation was postponed until the later date. Compare this with the 1902 Coronation Blackpool Medallion.
The medallions were issued complete with a red leather case, inscribed in gold leaf with a crowned "ER VII" cypher, and:-
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