Summary

Australia Victoria Morwell
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 Shire of Morwell. The medal names Samuel Varv as Shire President. Varv was a Justice of the Peace and politician in the Shire of Morwell. He served as Shire President at least twice, including a term that ended in August 1902. Varv lived in Morwell. At that time Morwell had a population of 2,897 and 569 houses, in an area of 255 square miles.

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 / THE MUNICIPALITY OF / THE / SHIRE OF MORWELL / 26TH JUNE / 1902 / SAMUEL VARV PRESIDENT

Edge Description

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Significance

Varv was a Justice of the Peace and politician in the Shire of Morwell. He served as Shire President at least twice, including a term that ended in August 1902. Varv lived in Morwell. At that time Morwell had a population of 2,897 and 569 houses, in an area of 255 square miles. -Victorian Municipal Directories. -D. Tout-Smith 20/2/2004.

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