British Commonwealth Jubilee and Coronation Medals - The Coronation Medal 1937
About this medal
This medal was issued to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI in 1937. This silver medal was awarded in large numbers to citizens of the British Commonwealth including New Zealanders both military and civilian.
Coronation and Jubilee Medals are instituted by Royal Warrant by the reigning Sovereign. The Warrant outlines the reason for the institution of the medal, its design and the colour of the medal ribbon. In some cases the Warrant also specifies the groups of citizens to whom the medal is to be issued. The award coverage is usually found in publications such as the ‘Medal Yearbook' published by Medal News.
Regulations are not generally required for Coronation and Jubilee medals, however individual Commonwealth countries may issue instructions regarding the award of the medal to specific groups in the community.
Clasps and Bars
There are no clasps or bars for Coronation or Jubilee Medals.
Order of Wear
The position of this medal in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.