Australia Victoria Portland
Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Medal issued in 1887 by the Town of Portland to celebrate the 50th jubilee of Queen Victoria's ascension to the throne. It names W.T. Pile as Mayor. William Thomas Pile served as Mayor from 1887 to 1888. Portland is regarded as the birthplace of Victoria. The Henty brothers, entrepreneur farmers and whalers, established the state's first permanent white settlement in Portland in 1834. It initially rivalled Melbourne, but developed slowly as a fishing port.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet; Around, VICTORIA'S JUBILEE Below, 1887. Inscription on truncation of Queen's neck: H.S.

Reverse Description

At centre within broad ornate, zigzag border Town Hall building; around above, TOWN HALL PORTLAND; In exergue: W. T. PILE ESQ. / MAYOR

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