Coburg Shire Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal
Mint:not Stokes & Martin
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria in 1887 was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. It was issued by the Shire of Coburg and was presented by the Shire President. The Municipality of Coburg, which operated from 1874 to 1994, was bordered on the south by Brunswick and on the west and east by the Moonee Ponds and the Merri Creek valleys. The medal was presented by Shire President Horatio Kelson, whose surname is represented in monogrammatic style on the reverse.

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

At centre within a broad rim the monogram, KELSON; around, PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COBURG SHIRE :

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