Coronation of Edward VII, Commonwealth Celebrations 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Struck in silvered bronze
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. Chitty records that: 'Owing to a serious illness the coronation, whic was aranged for 26 June 1902, did not take place until 9 August 1902' consequently the date on this medal for the coronation is incorrect.

Obverse Description

At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, ALEXANDRA * CORONATION * EDWARD VII; below, 1902. Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top

Reverse Description

Above small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26.6.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS

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