These medals are still awarded to the best exhibit in our National shows, but are no longer made of SILVER – HALLMARK on the rear of the silver medal refers. This shows the date( part of the hallmark, codified) means the silver medal was made in 1939 -according to info received.
Current medals are now produced as a silver alloy or bronze -though the design is exactly the same and they no longer in the boxes.
Unsure if the winner of this medal could EVER be identified as most records of this time in the Societies’ history are held in America it would appear.
I purchased both medals from someone who contacted me through this website, and who thankfully did not wish to sell the 1939 one just for scrap( because of the silver content), but wished to preserve it for history.
I would imagine that medals from this time are very rare.
The bronze medal’s date cannot be ascertained ,unlike the silver hall marked one, but it might have been awarded at the same show?