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Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of Colonies

Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of ColoniesGreat Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of Colonies
Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of ColoniesGreat Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of Colonies
Great Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of ColoniesGreat Britain: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee / Royal Arms and Arms of Colonies
Form: Circular. White metal medal sometimes pierced a 12 o’clock through which passes a ring and to a brooch suspension made of pressed metal showing the arms of Great Britain.
By: ?
Date: 1897
Ref:  BHM: 3595; Laidlaw: 0542a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38 mmSilver$90
37,6 mmCopper-Bronze27,2 gm$35
37/5 mmWhite Metal15.3 gm$20

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Within a reeded border round the rim, veiled and diademed bust of the old Queen, left. Half laurel wreath below, left arm behind, right arm in front. Legend on a raised pebbled band above: “TO COMMEMORATE THE 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN OF H.G.M. QUEEN VICTORIA” and below between stops: "1937-1897".

Reverse: Within a reeded border round the rim, crowned Royal arms surrounded by five roundels bearing arms of colonies: Australia (upperleft), New Zealand (lower left), India (bottom), Canada (lower right) and Cape Colony (upper right). Registration number: “RD. 284223” below. Legend on a raised pebbled band: “THE LONGEST AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS REIGN ON RECORD” with ornaments at the foot.

Notes: The designs are similar to Laidlaw 542a but the legends differ and this medal is larger