Medal commemorating the coronation of Edward VII, issued by the City of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia in 1902. Minted by Stokes & Sons of Melbourne.
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed.
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 to commemorate the event.

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 town Hall, above, PRESENTED BY / HAWTHORN CITY COUNCIL below, WM. COWPER ESQ. J.P. / MAYOR / 26 JUNE 1902

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