Australia Victoria City of South Melbourne
Edward VII Coronation medal, 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed

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 City of South Melbourne, and names W. J. Mountain as Mayor.

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 a view of Melbourne Town Hall, above, CITY OF S. MELBOURNE below, W.J. MOUNTAIN / MAYOR 1902 Arms of the City on the crown shaped top of the medal

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