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Medal - Federated Commonwealth, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20475

Medal issued by the Shire of Coburg to commemorate the federation of Australia in 1901, naming Cr Arthur Cherry, JP, as Shire President.

At that time the economic focus of Coburg was still Pentridge Gaol; residents also found work on farms or in neighboring Brunswick's factories. Coburg was experiencing a period of rapid expansion, however, and its population increased four fold from 1880 to 1905 following the opening of railway and train services in the 1880s.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.72 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Coburg, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within wreath crowned Australian Arms supported by emu and kangaroo; around, COMMEMORATION OF AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 .
Below the word PRESENTED is a small design covering what appears to have been the word TO
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Copper
Issued By: Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Organisation Named: Coburg Shire Council, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Named: Mr. Arthur Cherry - Coburg Shire Council, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1901
References: Car1901/22
  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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