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Trial strike of Obverse of William IV & Queen Adelaides Coronation Sept 8th 1831. Gilt Bronze 54mm by T.W.Ingram

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This is the finished medal, struck in white metal, BHM# 1483

 

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From the close-ups you can see the script style & placement is different. --------------------You can see where the surface has been repaired on the finished dies, from the strike.

 

The unfinished "E"s stand out & you can see where they had started to engrave the letters in a new position, closer to the rim.

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