I know it's not a coin but any ideas what this is?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Lee Gilmore, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Member

    Hi there all
    I found this in a large box of various old coins. I know its for the did not happen coronation of Edward VIII but can't find any similar image of it on Google. Anyone know who its by I can see the initials V.B and if its worth anything. IMG_20220628_155022.jpg IMG_20220628_155038.jpg IMG_20220628_155052.jpg 0
     
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  3. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I couldn't find anything on your particular coronation medal either but looking for it led me down a rabbit hole reading about the very colorful story of the Prince and Wallis Simpson. Thanks for posting, I didn't know the story before. Quite scandalous on many levels. :)
     
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  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    A medal for the coronation that wasn't.
     
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  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Size? Weight? I should think it has value as a token for an event that "didn't" happen.
     
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  6. gmarguli

    gmarguli Slightly Evil™

    It's by Vaughton. Listed in the British Historical Medals 1760-1960 (Volume 3) as BHM-4300. Also listed in Portraits of a Prince by Giordano as CM297 variety.

    It's common and Heritage recently sold a brass version in PCGS SP64 for $23 (including the buyers fee).
     
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  7. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Member

     
  8. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Member

    That's great thanks
     
  9. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I love coronation medals (@PamR got me interested here, she's got some nice ones). That's a nice piece, congratulations! Coronation medals are typically a less expensive way to grab some fascinating history (cheaper than coins of the same vintage / condition usually) Here's my latest -
    1727 - Queen Caroline Silver Coronation Medal
    Weight: 17.9 Grams
    Diameter: 34 millimeters
    (from Wikipedia) Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline; 1 March 1683 – 20 November 1737) was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Electress of Hanover from 11 June 1727 until her death in 1737 as the wife of King George II.

    An intelligent and attractive woman, Caroline was much sought-after as a bride. Dowager Electress Sophia called her "the most agreeable Princess in Germany". She was considered for the hand of Archduke Charles of Austria, who was a candidate for the throne of Spain and later became Holy Roman Emperor. Charles made official overtures to her in 1703, and the match was encouraged by King Frederick of Prussia. After some consideration, Caroline refused in 1704, as she would not convert from Lutheranism to Catholicism.

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