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Obverse of Victoria Coronation Medallion 1837
Reverse of Victoria Coronation Medallion 1837
Victoria Coronation Medallion 1838
This large attractive medallion was issued to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838.
It is struck in copper and weighs 151 grams.
The engraver's signature on this medallion is that of G.R. Collis. Although Collis was not an official Royal Mint engraver, his work on this medallion is, in our opinion, equal to his other better known contemporaries. The medallion is impressively large, and is struck in high relief.

Obverse
Young head of Victoria, facing left, with her hair in her familiar "bun", with two ribbons. This portrait is very similar to that which appears on the young head coinage of Victoria engraved by the Wyon's.
VICTORIA D.G. BRITANNIARUM REGINA F.D.

Reverse
The reverse shows Victoria enthroned and being crowned. The scene takes place on a rocky island, undoubtedly portraying Britain. She is attended by three other figures, one of whom appears like Britannia on is holding a standard. On the lower level are figures representing Neptune, god of the sea, and another figure probably Felicitas, or happiness, holding a caduceus and pouring out a cornucopia.
At the sides of the rock are two ships.
ASCENDED THE THRONE JUNE 20, 1837
CROWNED
JUNE 28, 1838

Specifications
Diameter 73 mms.
Weight 151 grams.

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