Proof-like specimen striking, not holed medal. Commemorates the royal coronation, 1902.
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 issued by the Shire of Ballarat and names J. Lester as Shire President.
Mint: Stokes.

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 Arms of Ballarat, above, SHIRE OF BALLARAT at sides, j. lester president below, the motto BY THESE WE FLORISH; below, 1902

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