Australia Tasmania, Launceston
Coronation medal for Edward VII 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed
Other Details: 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, issued by Launceston, names F.K. Fairthorne 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, view of Launceston Town Hall, above, GOD SAVE THE KING; at sides, LAUNCESTON TASMANIA; below, TOWN HALL / F.K. FAIRTHORNE / MAYOR / 1902

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