Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953)
The medals were presented following the coronation on 02 June 1953.
Eligibility and Criteria
Medals were awarded to a list of individuals similar to that for the King George V Jubilee Medal, as a personal souvenir to selected persons.
A circular, silver medal, 1.25 inches in diameter. For mounting purposes there is a ring attached to a double-toed claw on the upper edge of the medal.
The obverse features a crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, in a high-collared ermine cloak and wearing the collar of the Garter and Badge of the Bath, and facing right. There is no raised rim and no legend.
The reverse shows the Royal Cypher EIIR surmounted by a large crown. The legend around the edge reads: QUEEN ELIZABETH II CROWNED 2nd JUNE 1953.
The dark red ribbon is 1.25 inches wide, with two narrow dark blue stripes in the centre and narrow white stripes at each edge. Ladies awarded the medal can wear it on their left shoulder with the ribbon tied in the form of a bow.
- Of the 138,214 total medals issued, 12,500 went to Canadians.
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