Prince Edward (VIII) - Empire Day Medal 1927 UK

Country ** Exonumia ** (Medals - United Kingdom)
Type: Medal 
Year: 1927
Mintage: Unknown
Composition: Aluminium
Weight: 8.7 g
Diameter: 38.3 mm
Grade: VF/XF
Shape: Round with a loop
References: -

Commemorative issue:
Empire Day May 24th 1927

Obverse:
Bust of Prince Edward facing left (produced by the cameographic process).

Lettering:
OUR . EMPIRE . PRINCE
24 MAY 1927

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Reverse:
Antique galley seen through the archway of a decorative stone bridge; above, radiate sun.

Lettering: FOR . GOD . KING . AND . EMPIRE

Edge:
Plain, Pendant (missing ribbon)

Comments:
Empire Day was introduced early in 1902 - the Irish Earl of Meath was instrumental in having the late Queen Victoria's birthday, 24th of May, declared 'Empire Day' throughout the British Dominions.
The medal was also produced in copper. This privately-manufactured piece occurs with four different dates, 1926-1929.

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