British Commonwealth Jubilee and Coronation Medals - The Silver Jubilee Medal 1977
About this medal
The Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal 1977 was issued to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 1953. The medal was awarded to 30,000 persons throughout the British Commonwealth, including 1507 selected New Zealanders, both military and civilian. In keeping with tradition for Coronation and Jubilee medals, the ribbon of this medal is red, white and blue.
The roll of New Zealand recipients was provided to the media when the awards were announced in 1977. However, the names of the 1507 New Zealand recipients were not published in the New Zealand Gazette, and have not yet been published in any format.
A list of the 55 New Zealand Police recipients of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal 1977 can be found on pp.178-179 of John D. Will's book, To Guard My People: Honours and Awards to the Police in New Zealand 1861-1995, published by the New Zealand Police Force in 1995.
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.
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953
Information about Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953 can be viewed here.