Medal: Canada Queen Elizabeth Coronation  1953
Medal: Canada Queen Elizabeth Coronation 1953

Every school child in Canada got one of these spiffy medals when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953. There are plenty of them to go around, and that keeps the price low.

Do you see the difference between the two medals in our two pictures? The medal in our main picture, showing both front and back, looks much nicer than the medal in our secondary picture. The main picture is a high relief strike and the secondary picture is a low relief strike. The high relief makes the medal look nicer, but the low relief is much more economical to produce. The school kids got the low relief. Dignitaries got the high relief. Get the picture?

So, for value, it depends on whether you have a high relief or low relief specimen. Here are some approximate values.

worn: $1 US dollar
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $10

worn: $5 US dollar
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100

Be sure to apply the concepts outlined on our Important Terminology page when figuring out the value for your specific medal.

Coin: 13125 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Karen, Sat, 24-Nov-2012 20:02:11 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 25-Nov-2012 02:01:28 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 10-Nov-2014 20:10:31 GMT
Requester description: Regina Coronata MCML111 Elizabeth 11 in middle of coin is a large E11R and canada underneath it on other side is queen wearing a crown
Tags: medal canada queen elizabeth coronation medallion medals medalion badge medaille medallions canadaian canadienne candian canad canadian queem queens elizabith elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth coronatin coronata coronae regina 11 large er crown reginaf larger largish crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera


I have a number of these medals but I can't tell from the photos if they are the low relief or high relief. Are there other photos available? - Ken
Ken -- These are the pictures we've got. There is a marked difference between the two. Seek out a knowledgeable collector and ask him or her. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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