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Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Coat of Arms of Colonies

Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Coat of Arms of ColoniesGreat Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Coat of Arms of Colonies
Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Coat of Arms of ColoniesGreat Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Coat of Arms of Colonies
Form: Circular. White metal medal holed at 12 o'clock
By: A. Fenwick, Birmingham
Date: 1897
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0010a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.3 mmCopper-Bronze 20.0 gm$55
38 mmWhite Metal14.3 gm$12

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Old-head bust of Queen Victoria, left. Signed: "A. FENWICK. F." on truncation. Legend above: “TO COMMEMORATE THE SEXAGENARY REIGN OF H.G.M. QUEEN VICTORIA” and below between stops: “1837 (VRI monogram) 1897”.

Reverse: Within a wreath of the national flows of Great Britain, across: “VICTORIA. E.I / BORN 24 MAY 1819 / ASCENDED 20 JUNE 37 / CROWNED 28 JUNE 38 / MARRIED 10 FEB 40 / JUBILEE 1887 / SEXAGENARY (in an arc) / 1897 (in an arc)”. At the top of the wreath, the Star of India. On the wreath, shields with the coat of arms of Empire territories each named on a ribbon: from the top clockwise: “AUSTRALIA”, “N. ZEALAND”, “GREAT BRITAIN”, “CANADA”, “C. COLONY”.

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