Australian Commonwealth 1898 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Medal issued in 1898 to commemorating the forthcoming Commonwealth of Australia. It includes a map of Australia divided into the six colonies / states, each represented by a ray.

Obverse Description

Map of Australia, within ring; on ring, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH * 3-6-98 *; from the ring a series of rays form the six points of a star the top one of which has a loop with attached pin for wearing. The map of Australia is divided into the six colonies / states with each ray representing one.

Reverse Description


Edge Description



Chitty, numismatic catalogue of medals 1922 comments that these were worn in Melbourne

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