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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen Strike, Borough of Annandale, New South Wales, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20325

Summary:
Australia Victoria City of Melbourne
Edward VII Coronation medal, 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like 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, including this medal issued by the Borough of Annandale. Annandale is located on the southern side of Sydney Harbour. In 1793 the area was granted to Lieutenant George Johnston, who had supervised the transportation of convicts in the First Fleet. George named Annandale after his birthplace Annan, Scotland. He and partner Esther Abrahams, cleared and developed the estate. By 1876 the subdivision of the Annandale Estate had begun. The Annandale Borough seceded from Leichhardt in 1894. In 1902 the Beale piano factory was opened by Sir Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime Minister. During the same year the Borough issued this medal. In 1949 the municipalities of Annandale and Balmain were amalgamated with Leichhardt.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 27 x 39

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations, valuation info sheet
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Annandale, New South Wales, 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: EDWARD VII/KING AND EMPEROR/ACCESSION 22.1.1901/CORONATION 26.6.1902/ GOD SAVE THE KING/BOROUGH/OF/ANNANDALE CELEBRATION
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
EDWARD VII. AND ALEXANDRA/CROWNED 26 JUNE/1902 Jugate busts of Alexandra and Edward VII., facing left (obverse)
EDWARD VII/KING AND EMPEROR/ACCESSION 22.1.1901/CORONATION 26.6.1902/ GOD SAVE THE KING/BOROUGH/OF/ANNANDALE CELEBRATION (reverse)
Shape: Shield
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Borough of Annandale, Annandale Borough, New South Wales, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Ca 1902/13
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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Marghanita da Cruz Posted on 09 Mar 2012 3:22 PM
More about the Annandale Borough at
http://ramin.com.au/annandale/annandale-borough.shtml

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