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Coronation 1953 ER2 Full Size

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Coronation 1953 ER2 Full Size

Date: 1953

Awarded to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

A certain number of medals were produced and then allocated to each of the Commonwealth countries.

Ribbon: Dark red with two narrow blue stripes in the centre and narrow white

Original Metal: Silver.

Size: 32mm.

Description: (Obverse) a right-facing bust of Queen Elizabeth II in a Tudor crown and robes of state, the field being otherwise plain. (Reverse) a similar crown over the royal monogram EIIR with the legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II CROWNED 2ND JUNE 1953 round the circumference. Ring suspension.

Can be engraved with recipients details

Additional information


This medal celebrated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. News that Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing had successfully attained the summit of Everest reached London on the morning of the Coronation. Subsequently the members of the Hunt Expedition were invited to Buckingham Palace on 16 July 1953 where, on Her Majesty’s own initiative, they were presented with coronation medals engraved MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION on the rim, following the precedent of the Mwele medals of 1895–96.


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