Summary

Australia Victoria Healesville Shire Council
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, including this medal issued by the Healesville Shire Council. It names J. Crowley as Shire President - Crowley Road, Healesville, may be named after him. Healesville at that time had a population of less than 1,000 people. It was principally a farming district, replete with orchards, vegetables and tobacco plantations. It was also becoming a popular tourist destination.

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

PRESENTED BY / HEALESVILLE / SHIRE COUNCIL / J. CROWLEY J.P. PRESIDENT / S. SLOSS J.C. BAIRD J.P. / J.T. BOONE J. McgRETTON / W. NICHOLS W. SMITH / J. CORNISH / J.M. KEPPEL / A .M. TYERS SECRETARY

Edge Description

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