Australia Victoria Fern Tree Gully
Coronation medal for Edward VII 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
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. This medal was issued by the Shire of Fern Tree Gully, and names R.H. Kerr as Shire President. 'Fern Tree Gully' (later Ferntree Gully), is located in the Dandenong Ranges east-south-east of Melbourne. Settled in the 1840s, the gully became an excursion destination in the 1870s because of the scenic gully now partly in the National Park of the same name.

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

At centre, within line circle, Lyre-bird between fern-trees, below, PROLIFIC IN GOD'S GIFTS; around above, FERN TREE GULLY SHIRE; below, R.H. KERR J.P. / PRES.

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