Australia Victoria Shire of Bellarine
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
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 medal was issued by the Shire of Bellarine, and names F.J. Pacey as President and A. M'Williams as Secretary. The Bellarine shire was proclaimed on 18 September 1865.

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

Reverse Description

At centre within wide rim view of front of Shire Hall; above, VICTORIA , in exergue, 1897; around on broad rim, SHIRE OF BELLARINE * F.J. PACEY, PRES. A. M'WILLIAMS, SEC. *

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