Australia Victoria Gisborne
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. The Shire of Gisborne was located 54 km north-west of Melbourne, and developed in the 1850s as a accommodation and supply centre for the gold rushes. It is now a satellite suburb of Melbourne under the governance of Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Obverse Description

Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of stars). Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.

Reverse Description

At centre within wide rim Royal Arms with lion and unicorn supporters, below, 1897 around on broad rim, SHIRE OF GISBORNE + THOS. ROSS WATT, PRESIDENT +

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