Historical information

This medal was issued in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11 of Britain in 1953. It was issued by the National Playing Fields Association, an organization formed in 1925 to acquire, protect, improve and increase Britain’s playing fields and playgrounds. From 1947 to 2013 the Duke of Edinburgh was the President and in 2013 the Duke of Cambridge became the President.


This medal has no known local provenance but it is retained for display purposes.

Physical description

.1 A bronze-coloured metal medal with the raised image of Qeen Elizabeth and printing on one side and four crowns and printing on the other side.
.2 A rectangular-shaped red box with blue paper padding and a lid with some printing and the image of a crown.

Inscriptions & markings

.1 Queen Elizabeth 11 crowned 2 June 1953
Issued by the National Playing Fields Association President H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
.2 Elizabeth R 1953
Coronation E11R 1953 Souvenir