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Medal - Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Ballarat Savings Bank, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20400

Summary:
Australia
Savings Bank Ballarat (Ballaarat) 1887 (AD)
Mint: G. Welch
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local organisations to commemorate the occasion. 1000 of these medals were struck by the Ballaarat (sic) Savings Bank.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.19 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria veiled left;
around, TO COMMEMORATE QUE[E]N VICTORIA'S JUBILEE . 1887 .
Reverse Description: At centre within scrolls, SAVINGS / BANK / BALLAARAT
around, A SHILLING IN THE BANK IS WORTH TWO SPENT
in tiny letters above bottom flower, C. WELCH (the H is substantially smaller than the other letters and looks like II)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Brass
Issued By: Australia
Mint: C.A.Welch, Ballarat (Mint), Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
References: Car. 1887/18

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Michael Posted on 17 Jun 2010 12:01 PM
Hello, I have just found this exact coin in my collection from when I was a kid. It is in way better shape than the one you have pictured here. Are these worth anything and if so do you know how I could find out an estimate. I appreciate your time.

Michae;l
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Jun 2010 10:36 AM
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Hi Michael - You may find our article on obtaining coin valuations of help!

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