King George V Coronation Medal

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King George V Coronation Medal
King George V Coronation Medal.jpg
Awarded by United Kingdom
and Commonwealth
Type Commemoration medal
Eligibility Commonwealth citizens
Awarded for participation in coronation, or community service
Clasps None
Established 1911
Total awarded 15,901
Next (higher) King’s Visit Commemoration Medal, 1903
Next (lower) King George V Police Coronation Medal
Ribbon - King George V Coronation Medal.png King George V Coronation Medal (Police) ribbon.png
Civi/military & police ribbon bars

The King George V Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal made in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V.


This coronation medal was the first to be awarded to people who were not in attendance at the coronation. For this and subsequent Coronation and Jubilee medals, the practice up until 1977 was that United Kingdom authorities decided on a total number to be produced, then allocated a proportion to each of the Commonwealth countries and Crown dependencies and possessions. The award of the medals was then at the discretion of the local government authority, who were free to decide who would be awarded a medal and why.

The police version of the medal was awarded to police officers on duty in London on Coronation day.

An unknown number of medals were awarded, including

  • 286 to Australians


  • The silver medal is 32 millimetres in diameter. The medal's obverse side has a profile of King George V and his wife Queen Mary.
  • The reverse side has the crowned Royal Cypher above the date of the coronation.
  • The ribbon is dark blue with two thin red stripes in its centre.
    • The ribbon for the police version of the medal is red with three narrow blue stripes.
    • This coronation took place on 22 June 1911.