Edward 1921 to 1922

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Desibot

Hi guys
Is this a token or coin

1921 to 1922 princes edward

Weight is 3.2 grams
Size 18 mm

Thanks

Desibot

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Figleaf

Neither a coin nor a token. This is a medal on the future Edward VIII, presumably issued for a state visit to India. At this stage in his life, Edward was still prince of Wales (hence the feathers on the reverse) and travelling to the colonies as stand-in for his parents.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Desibot

Hi figleaf thanks for the info

I found this after mentioned medal

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/exceptional-jewels-and-precious-objects-formerly-in-the-collection-of-the-duchess-of-windsor-l10055/lot.7.html

This is 50mm in size

And mine is tiny in comparison
For medal I didn't know they issued medals this small
Then again know very little about medals :)



Figleaf

The original is silver and 50 mm. It is worn on formal occasions. Yours is a miniature in a white metal, to be worn in public on less formal occasions; like bragging, without being ostentatious. Its format sits between the original medal and a ribbon bar. Like the ribbon bar, it would have been offered for sale to the decorated person as an option when receiving the original. Systems may differ from country to country and from medal to medal, but normally, an original would remain the property of the state, that would have to be returned upon the death of the decorated person, but the miniature goes into the inheritance.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Desibot

Thanks figleaf  for the info
Also for the tip on taking pictures with camera balanced on a glass
;)

FosseWay

More information on the prince's tour of India here.