October 11, 2022

Some medals are minted for Royal visits, special occasions, various awards, or for a sundry of reasons. Here are some examples for your viewing pleasure.

1873-1973 Societe Jersiaise
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1926 Eisteddfod Medal
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Eisteddfod 1926 Juniors Instrumental Solos awarded to B. Anderson.
The hallmarks are an anchor (from Birmingham), a lion
(92.5% pure silver), and the letter B (the year 1926).
WJ Dingley, Birmingham, was the manufacturer.



1784-1884 Methodist in the Channel Islands
This medal was struck to commemorate the centenary
of Wesleyan Methodism in the Channel Islands.
John Wesley sent out Robert Carr Brackenbury (1752-1818)
to establish the Society's first station
in Jersey (1784) and Guernsey (1789).



Gorey Championship



St. John Ambulance Medals



Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Visit
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A rare Victorian commemorative medal of Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert's visit to the Channel Island of Jersey
in 1846 to open the new harbor. This example has the edge
engraved as follows:
"T.Le G." & "2e Visite de la Reine 13 Aout 1859".
The engraving indicates the medallion was re-issued for
Victoria's 2nd visit in August 1859. Le Gallais was the local
jeweler who had the medals struck. John Le Gallais was a goldsmith,
jeweller, watch and clockmaker of Broad Street, St Helier, Jersey.
Initially he was in partnership with Thomas de Gruchy, but in 1846,
the year of the visit, he acquired the whole business on de Gruchy's
death. The Jerripedia website, in their "Biographies of silver makers",
records that
"his best-known product is a medallion struck to commemorate the royal visit of 1846".



Queen Victoria and Prince Albert Visit
Another rare Victorian commemorative medal of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's
visit to the Channel Island of Jersey in 1846 to open the new harbor.
This example is in copper.
Image courtesy of Stuart Elliott.



Channel Islands' Exhibition Medal 1871
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The 1876 Coinage Committee wanted the reverse to be "similar to, though not an exact copy of the Channel Islands' Exhibition Medal 1871, which also contains other arms than those of the Island. As regards [to] the obverse, the Committee is particularly desirous of retaining that of the Jersey coinage, one penny and one half penny pieces of which are herein enclosed-- the only alteration needed being the substitution of the year 1876 for 1866, or 1870."
  • This medal was 50 mm in diameter and was designed by J. B. Payne, whose name appears at the bottom of the medal.
  • McCammon states that 66 silver and 176 bronze medals were awarded.

  • From "The Star" (Guernsey)
    Saturday 26 August 1871



    Jersey Swimming Club
    Championship medal, lifebelt around arms, rev. wreath, named (Gautier de Ste Croix, Winner, 1867).



    Jersey Humane Society
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    A bronze medal from the Jersey Humane Society with the reverse inscribed (name engraved)
    ‘Presented to Charles Mc Manus for Courage and Humanity’.
    Approximately 102 bronze awards have been given by this Society since 1865.
    Charles McManus was presented with his award on 6 November 1911, for a rescue on 11 September 1911.



    Royal Jersey Militia
    A silver Royal Jersey Militia medal from 1889.



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