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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Shire of Fern Tree Gully, New South Wales, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20244

Summary:
Australia Victoria Fern Tree Gully
Coronation medal for Edward VII 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed
Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation to reaffirm its pride at being a key member of the British Empire. Over 40 different medals were produced around Australia. This medal was issued by the Shire of Fern Tree Gully, and names R.H. Kerr as Shire President. 'Fern Tree Gully' (later Ferntree Gully), is located in the Dandenong Ranges east-south-east of Melbourne. Settled in the 1840s, the gully became an excursion destination in the 1870s because of the scenic gully now partly in the National Park of the same name.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.80 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Fern Tree Gully, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA 0; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: At centre, within line circle, Lyre-bird between fern-trees, below, PROLIFIC IN GOD'S GIFTS;
around above, FERN TREE GULLY SHIRE; below, R.H. KERR J.P. / PRES.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1901
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1902
Commissioned By: Fern Tree Gully Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Named: Mr. Robert Kerr - Fern Tree Gully Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1902

Named as Shire President on medal
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/21
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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