Australia Victoria City of Bendigo
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. This medal was issued by the City of Bendigo; it is dated 26 June 1902 and names J.R. Hoskins as Mayor.

Physical Description

A crowned, shield shaped gilt medal featuring the conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and the Arms of Bendigo.

Obverse Description

At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902. Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top

Reverse Description

Arms of Bendigo supported by horse and cow; shield features mining tools, wine grapes, wheat sheaf; motto on ribbon, PROGRESS; above, 26 JUNE 1902 / CITY OF BENDIGO; below, J.R. HOSKINS, MAYOR

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