Country ** Exonumia ** (Medals - United Kingdom)
Weight: 8.7 g
Diameter: 38.3 mm
Shape: Round with a loop
Empire Day May 24th 1927
Bust of Prince Edward facing left (produced by the cameographic process).
OUR . EMPIRE . PRINCE
24 MAY 1927
Engraver: Percy Metcalfe
Antique galley seen through the archway of a decorative stone bridge; above, radiate sun.
Lettering: FOR . GOD . KING . AND . EMPIRE
Plain, Pendant (missing ribbon)
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.