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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Coburg Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20401

Coburg Shire Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal
Mint:not Stokes & Martin
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria in 1887 was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. It was issued by the Shire of Coburg and was presented by the Shire President. The Municipality of Coburg, which operated from 1874 to 1994, was bordered on the south by Brunswick and on the west and east by the Moonee Ponds and the Merri Creek valleys. The medal swas presented by Shire President Horatio Kelson, whose surname is represented in monogrammatic style on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.93 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-?), Municipality of Coburg, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet;
Below, 1887. Artist's initials, H.S. on truncation of Queen's neck.
Reverse Description: At centre within a broad rim the monogram, KELSON;
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1887

Issued by Coburg Shire
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Commissioned By: Coburg Shire Council, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: Horatio Kelson - Coburg Shire Council, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1887
References: Car. 1887/69

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