Australia Queensland, Municipality of Brisbane
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This medal was issued by the Municipality of Brisbane, incorporated in 1859.
Previous Collections: McArthur, George; Maldon

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 stars). Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.

Reverse Description

At centre within wide rim Shield of the municipality quartered with: top left, horses, sheep and bull; top right, farmer with plough, wheat sheaf and spade; bottom left,early steam-ship and lighthouse; bottom right, sailing ship at port loading produce including bale of wool and barrels; around on broad rim, *MUNICIPALITY OF BRISBANE * INCORPORATED 1859

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