King GV 1911 Coronation
The King George V Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal made in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V. This coronation medal was the first to be issued to people who were not in attendance at the coronation. For this and subsequent 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 got a medal and why. The police version of the medal was awarded to police officers on duty in London on Coronation day. An unknown number of medals were issued, including 286 to Australians.
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