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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32594

Australia celebrates Queen Victoria Jubilee1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This gilt medal was one of many issued by local organistions to commemorate the occasion.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.42 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, George Henry Wannenmacher, Medal Collector (1865-1930)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria wearing veil and coronet facing left;
below, 1887
Reverse Description: Within broad decorated rim Australian Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters;
below, 21 JUNE 1887
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia, 1887
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

The mint name 'STOKES & MARTIN' in the truncation of the Queen's neck instead of the normal H.S. for Harry Stokes. The piece seems to be cast rather than struck.
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Initials not on truncation on this medal which looks cast.
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Previous Collection: George Wannenmacher
References: Car. 1887/35
but seems cast and has "STOKES & MARTIN' on truncation instead of H.S.


stacy cooper Posted on 04 Apr 2010 9:05 PM
are these medals worth anything?
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Apr 2010 12:06 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Stacy, unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. For a list of valuers approved by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, see their website at http://www.arts.gov.au/tax_incentives/cgp
Kimble Alexander Posted on 18 Jun 2010 2:47 PM
I have a commemorative coin ( I think) which features Queen Victoria on one side veiled sourrounded by her court I presume, on one side there is Queen Victoria which says Queen Victoria Empress of India surrounded by 8 heads some of them being Princess Alice, Emperor Frederick of Germany, Empress Fredericka of Germany,Prince Battenburg, Princess Beatrice, Prince Louis of Astor (we think) on the other side of the coin Prince and Princess of Wales are in the middle, surrounded again by 10 heads, Duchess of York, Marquis of ?, Can you help me identify what this coin was for. Thanking you
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 Jun 2010 1:03 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Alexander. Unfortunately we weren't able to identify the medal based on the description. If the medal had a date on it and was Australian we might be able to identify it in Leslie Carlisle's Australian Historical Medals. You might wish to show the medal to a numismatist who may be able to identify it for you. For information on contacting numismatics companies, please see our Question of the Week.

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