Summary

Australia Queensland Ula Ula
Coronation of Edward VII 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. This medal was issued by the Ula Ula Divisional Board, located at St George in south-central Queensland, which was responsible for local government and public finance. The Ula Ula Divisional Board became Balonne Division on 11 March 1903.

Obverse Description

At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA; below, CROWNED . 9 . AUG. / 1902. Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top

Reverse Description

ULA ULA / DIVISIONAL BOARD / ST. GEORGE / QUEENSLAND / WILLIAM ROSS MUNRO / CHAIRMAN

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

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. This medal was issued by the Ula Ula Divisional Board, located in south-central Queensland, which was responsible for local government and public finance. The Ula Ula Divisional Board became Balonne Division on 11 March 1903. -Queensland State Archives series QA01911, http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/RetrieveAgency.asp?agency_id=QA01911

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