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Live auction - fme_518481 - GREAT-BRITAIN - ANNE STUART - GEORGE VI Médaille de couronnement, Georges VI et Élisabeth

GREAT-BRITAIN - ANNE STUART - GEORGE VI Médaille de couronnement, Georges VI et Élisabeth MS
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Type : Médaille de couronnement, Georges VI et Élisabeth
Date: 1937
Metal : gold
Diameter : 56,5 mm
Engraver Percy Metcalfe
Weight : 116,4 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Cet exemplaire est nettoyé présentant des frottements dans les champs. Présence de coups et rayures, entre autre sur les lèvres du souverain
Catalogue references :
Eimer2046a - BHM4314 - RCM.77000A5
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection R.P.

Obverse


Obverse legend : GEORGE VI CROWNED - 12 MAY 1937.
Obverse description : Buste habillé et couronné à gauche du roi Georges VI, signé : PM.

Reverse


Reverse legend : QUEEN ELIZABETH - 12 MAY 1937.
Reverse description : Buste habillé et couronné à gauche de la reine Élisabeth, signé : PM.

Commentary


Exemplaire Proof et réalisé par Percy Metcalfe.

Historical background


GREAT BRITAIN - GEORGES VI

(11/12/1936-6/02/1952)

George VI (14/12/1895-6/02/1952) is the youngest son of George V and Mary Treck. He is the brother of Edward VIII succeeded George V 20 January 1936, but is forced to abdicate the same year because he decided to marry Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson, divorced twice, and because his dislike Germanophilism strongly to power circles in England. George VI has two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. During World War II, it is the symbol of British resistance against Nazism. After the war, he must approve in 1947 the independence of the Indian Empire, which after a horrible civil war, is divided to form India and Pakistan. He died of cancer in 1952.

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