I finally decided to buy one of the many coronation medals that were planed at the time or created after he abdicated. None of them are official, of course, because he was never coronated. For those unfamiliar with the history, Edward VIII became king after George V died. He fell in love with Wallis Simson who was a twice divorced American citizen. The Church of England would not sanction the marriage because Simson’s divorced partners were still alive. Edward VIII could not remain king if he married her, so he abdicated. This piece is hard to photograph because it is graded SP-62 and has a number of hairlines on the obverse. The photos looked worse than the medal really is. This is a decent representation of the piece.