Tina writes: Hi there; I’m trying to find info on a coin/medal I have. It is in a small red box/case with blue velvet lining. Outside top of box/case has a gold crest with “ICH DIEN”. Inside top has gold “RM”. Wording on one side of coin is “INVESTITVRE OF EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES K G Carnarvon IVLYXIIIMCMXI” Other side say’s “ARWISGIAD IORWERTH TYWYSOG CYMRU M G”
You have a medal of the Investiture of Albert Edward as Prince of Wales and that is the reason for the Welsh legends. It was issued in 1911. The next in line to the throne of England becomes Prince of Wales before he becomes King. Albert was the famous Edward VIII that became King in 1936 but abdicated 11 months later to marry the divorced Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
The medals were issued in both gold and silver. Only 129 gold specimens were issued and these are quite valuable (US$1,000+). The silver versions are far more plentiful and bring between US$80-$125.