Australia Victoria Melbourne
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, City of Melbourne 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. This gilded bronze medal was issued by the City of Melbourne and names W. Strong as Mayor. William Strong was a local politician was served on the Melbourne City Council in the late 19th century. He represented Victoria Ward. Strong was elected Mayor in 1986 and served in that position for one year. Melbourne at that time had a population of 68,749 in an area of 6,000 acres.

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 stars). Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.

Reverse Description

At centre within wide rim view of Melbourne Town Hall, above, CITY OF MELBOURNE; below, W. STRONG / MAYOR; around on broad rim, THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION * 1897 *

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