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Rhodesia: Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth: Nkana

Rhodesia: Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth: NkanaRhodesia: Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth: Nkana
Rhodesia: Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth: NkanaRhodesia: Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth: Nkana
Form: Circular. Bronze medal has attached lug.
By: -
Date: 1937
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0121;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
32.1 mmBronze14.5 gm$8
31.8 mmSilver17.0 gm$25

Edge: Plain

Obverse: Conjoined crowned busts of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, left. Legend on a raised band above: “CORONATION” and below between small flowers: “12 . 5 . 1937”.

Reverse: A railway track leading through bush to the chimney of a smelter plant beyond. On a raised band around, above: “NKANA” and below between small flowers: “NORTHERN RHODESIA”.

Notes: Nkana is a small town in Zambia, previously Northern Rhodesia, near Kitwe. Copper was discovered in Northern Rhodesia in the late 1920s in an area that came to be known as the Copperbelt. A period of rapid expansion followed as mines became operational and smelting and refining plants were established. A railway line, passing through Nkana, was built to bring the copper down to South Africa.