Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australia Federated, 1901 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events.

Obverse Description

At centre within wreath joined at base by shaking hands crowned Australian Arms supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 .

Reverse Description

Australia (or Brittania?) seated below arch holding sceptre and shield bearing Union Jack and Southern Cross, below a globe featuring Australia, below on scroll, ADVANCE; the arch inscribed with motto and Colonies, bee hive & scales

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