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|1937 Coronation Medallion|
No Official Issues
For most reigns, there have been a mixture of official and unofficial medals or medallions produced and issued. For the Coronation of Edward VIII, there were no official medallions issued, as the Coronation never took place, however, a number of commercial companies produced their own unofficial versions in anticipation, just as a number of souvenir companies also produced various other collectable items.
Rowntrees are an old established British company. It obviously intended to issue copies of the medallion shown for the Coronation, for advertising and publicity. As this event never took place, it is likely that Rowntree's did not issue as many as they originally planned.
Although we cannot remember seeing any other copies of this medallion previously, it is unlikely to be very rare. We have certainly seen a number of other Edward VIII medallions, issued by other companies. There are at least 3 designs issued by medallists in a total of 6 different design / metal combinations, and there may be dozens of other designs issued by commercial enterprises as advertising pieces.
The obverse features a crowned bust of Edward VIII facing right, in Coronation robes, with the inscription:
EDWARD VIII KING & EMPEROR
The reverse has a crown near the top with E R at the sides, and a wreath below separating the inscription around the edge:-
STRUCK BY THE MAKERS OF ROWNTREE'S COCOA JELLIES & GVMS (GUMS)
In the centre, there is the further inscription:
THE CORONATION OF
H.M KING EDWARD
|Unofficial Edward VIII Coronation Medal by Rowntree's||Base|
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The secondary (secondhand) market prices for silver medallions is usually quite competitively priced, and for connoisseurs of medallic or numismatic art, previously owned medallion sets often represent a bargain especially compared with the original new prices.
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