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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth & Royal Visit of Duke and Duchess of York, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33017

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Federated Australia, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It includes an image of Duke and Duchess of York, who visited in May 1901 to open the first Commonwealth Parliament. Their tour was one of the most lavish undertaken by the monarchy. An Orient steamship liner had to be chartered for the voyage as no royal yacht could span the required distances between coaling ports. The Daily Telegraph's 'London correspondent' reported that the 'The tour of the Duke and Duchess of York is likely to cost the British ratepayer a cool quarter of a million...' The royal visitors were received with great enthusiasm.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.76 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal visits
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined busts of Duke and Duchess of York
Reverse Description: FEDERATED / AUSTRALIA / 1901
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Conjoined busts of Duke and Dutchess of York (obverse)
FEDERATED / AUSTRALIA / 1901 (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Australia
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York
References: Car.1901/48


robert humphrey Posted on 14 Sep 2010 8:31 PM
hi i have a what i think is a medal of george v and queen mary,s conjoined busts on front. on back are the words "hrh the duke of york and hrh princess may of tech married july 6th 1893 " any info great
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Sep 2010 1:35 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Robert, it sounds like you have a British medal, we have found a similar medal at Wiltshire Heritage Museum or try the British Numismatics Society.

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