We issued this medal was issued in 1981, and it was one of only two engagement medals that we issued at the time. The other one was one that we issued with informal portraits on it. The formal one has Prince Charles in a military uniform and Diana in cocktail dress. It is struck in Proof like cupro-nickel and the mintage was rather small. We just found 120 pieces in one of the vault rooms, having been put away for the past 38 years. I am going to offer them at what I think the original price was in 1981, but please remember that there are only 120 pieces available.
Unfortunately we were only able to get 100 of this fantastic Diana Princess of Wales medallion.
It is a medal although one side does say ‘Five Pounds’. You have Diana on one side
with a close up view and the other side has her picture in full colour.
It is fully crownsized, struck in a gold looking metal, in Proof condition in a protective
capsule. But please remember that we were only allocated 100 pieces. So once they are gone,
they are gone.
In 1902 Edward VII was finally crowned King, after the death of his Mother, Queen
Victoria. He had waited a long time for this to happen and it almost didn’t as he had
an appendicitis attack and the Coronation had to be postponed. In those days, people
died of appendicitis.
The Royal Mint issued a rather handsome small Official Silver medallion to honour
the Coronation in 1902. It had King Edward VII’s bust on one side and his Queen,
Alexandra’s bust on the other side.
They are in a very contemporary design and are struck in Sterling Silver. He was a
very popular King and these sold quite quickly from the Royal Mint. We can offer
them in Extremely Fine. Remember that they are now 116 years old!
In 2012 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated
the 60th anniversary of her
ascending the throne 1952-2012. To
celebrate this historic event a new
Medal or decoration was issued. It
showed the Queen with her hair up
and wearing a tiara. The reverse has
E II R crowned within a set of boxes
and the dates 1952-2012.
As with most awards, they also issued a miniature for wearing when the full
sized original would be too big to wear. It is these miniatures that we now offer
you. They are complete with a red, white and blue ribbon and the medal itself
is silver plated. We assume these are official, but to be honest we really don’t know.
we were offered them, they look fantastic, the price was right and we thought that you
collectors might like one (Actual size of medal 18mm).
In 1935 King George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee and the Royal Mint struck a
beautiful medallion to honour the event. You have the conjoined busts of King
George V and Queen Mary on one side and Windsor Castle on the other side. These
medallions were struck in Sterling Silver and are now 83 years old. To protect
them, the Royal Mint issued them in red card boxes, which over the years have gotten
damaged and lost.
So it was quite exciting when a dealer offered us this group complete in their
original red card boxes of issue. Of course the medallions have toned over the
years, but then this is what Sterling Silver does. The boxes have seen a little handling
but are extremely difficult to find.
The Royal Mint also issued a commemorative crown for the Silver Jubilee, so
maybe it would be nice to show the two side by side.
Today Queen Elizabeth II has surpassed Queen Victoria as our longest serving
Monarch, King George III is the third longest serving Monarch. In 2012
International Currency Bureau issued a beautiful crownsized medallion that honoured
both Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria on Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary
It is Prooflike condition and comes in a rather special presentation folder. We
thought we were sold out, but found a carton in a store room. We are not raising the
price, but today this medal is even more important and more historical. Supplies are