King George VI Coronation Medal

King George VI Coronation Medal
Awarded by United Kingdom
and Commonwealth
Type Commemorative medal
Eligibility Commonwealth citizens
Awarded for community contribution
Established 12 May 1937
Total awarded 90,279
Next (higher) King George V Silver Jubilee Medal
Next (lower) Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal

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The King George VI Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal, instituted to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.


For Coronation and Jubilee medals, the practice up until 1977 was that United Kingdom authorities decided on a total number to be produced, then allocated a proportion to each of the Commonwealth countries and Crown dependencies and possessions. The award of the medals was then at the discretion of the local government authority, who were free to decide who would be awarded a medal and why.

A total of 90,279 medals were awarded, including



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