Medal struck by Stokes & Son from copper mined in Tasmania to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This medal was commissioned by the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Co.

Obverse Description

Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of diamonds); mint name, STOKES & SONS, in tiny letters on rim below dates

Reverse Description

View of the Mt. Lyell foundry (& mine?) mostly consisting of smoke; around on broad rim; MADE OF MOUNT LYELL COPPER . TASMANIA .

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