Medal struck for Wimmera Shire Council to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Artist: Harry Stokes
Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. It was issued by the Shire of Wimmera. The Wimmera district lies between the Western District in the south, and the Mallee in the north, stretching from Stawell and Donald in the east to the South Australian border. The Shire of Wimmera was proclaimed on 4 March 1864. On 20 January 1995 the Shire of Wimmera was split between the new Horsham Rural City Council and Yarriambiack Shire Council.
Previous Collections:McArthur

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria veiled and wearing coronet left; around, VICTORIA'S JUBILEE below, 1887

Reverse Description

Within wide ornate rim view of Wimmera Shire Hall (flying Union Jack) above, GEORGE BELL PRESIDENT in exergue, wimmera / shire

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