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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Concord, New South Wales, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20326

Summary:
Australia New South Wales, Concord
Edward VII Coronation medal, 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like specimen 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 one from Concord Council, located in western Sydney.
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
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Concord, 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 EMPOROR/ACCESSION 22.1.1901/CORONATION 26.6.1902/ GOD SAVE THE KING/CONCORD/MUNICIPALITY DEMONSTRATION
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 EMPOROR/ACCESSION 22.1.1901/CORONATION 26.6.1902/ GOD SAVE THE KING/CONCORD/MUNICIPALITY DEMONSTRATION (reverse)
Shape: Shield
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Concord Town Council, Concord, New South Wales, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Ca 1902/14
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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