Australia New South Wales Sydney
Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh 1868 (AD)
Mint: Whitty & Brown, Sydney (probable)
Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. It features HMS Galatea, a ship driven by both steam and sail. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.

Obverse Description

Head of Duke of Edinburgh, bare, facing left; initials T.B. raised on neck truncation; around, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH; below, H.R.H.

Reverse Description

IN/COMMEMORATION/OF/PRINCE ALFREDS/VISIT/TO SYDNEY/JANUARY 21/18 68 within wreath and below crown at centre top

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