Coronation of Edward VII, Commonwealth Celebrations 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Gilt proof without hole
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 was designed by George William de Saulles. Saulles was a sculptor, designer and engraver. He served as assistant to Leonard Charles Wyon at the London Mint and in 1892 was appointed chief engraver, serving until 1903. He designed and engraved coins used in many countries.

Obverse Description

At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, ALEXANDRA * CORONATION * EDWARD VII; below, 1902. Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top

Reverse Description

Above small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 9.8.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS

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