Australia Victoria Doncaster
1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. The Shire of Doncaster, which issued this medal, was located east-north-east of Melbourne. It had only been declared seven years before it issued this medal, although settlements had begun to develop along the Koonung Koonung Creek and other streams in the Doncaster area from the 1850s. Fruit growing developed as the basis for Doncaster's economy. It was not until the 1960s and 70s that it developed as a residential area.

Obverse Description

Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of crosses).

Reverse Description

At centre within wide rim Arms of Shire in the form of two shields, one with graped the other a wheat-sheaf and plough; below cornucopiae, above, radiant sun; around on broad rim, SHIRE OF DONCASTER + F. PICKERING, PRESIDENT +

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