Summary

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Commonwealth Celebrations Victoria Silver Commemorative 1901 (AD)
The Australian Commonwealth
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: McIntyre, John (Sir)
Other Details: Silver medal issued in 1901 to commemorate Commonwealth celebrations in Victoria. It names Sir John McIntyre, M.L.A. in the seat of Maldon. McIntyre was a businessman as well as a politician. He worked several mining claims successfully, settled at Bendigo, and established an apothecary and gold-buying business.

Physical Description

A silver medal, holed and with silver loop (22 mm diameter) featuring the British shield flanked by Australian and British flags. The reverse depicts the shields of each of the six new States around an Australian Coat of Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters.

Obverse Description

Shields of each of the six new States around an Australian Coat of Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters. around, THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH

Reverse Description

At centre Arms of Great Britain in front of flags of Australia and Great Britain; around, ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE ONE DESTINY

Edge Description

Plain

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