Summary

Australia Victoria Meredith
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 produced by the small town of Meredith, located by the Coolebarghurk Creek, north-west of Geelong. Settlers took up runs in the district in the 1830s, but Meredith developed during the gold rushes, located on the road between Geelong and the goldfields. By 1902, when this medal was isseud, Meredith was in decline.

Obverse Description

At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA 0; below, CROWNED . 9 . AUG. / 1902. Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top

Reverse Description

EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 9.8.1902 / GOD SAVE THE KING / MEREDITH / CELEBRATION

Edge Description

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