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Great Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria, Boer War Souvenir

Great Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria, Boer War SouvenirGreat Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria, Boer War Souvenir
Form: Circular. Holed at 12 o'clock
By: Arthur Fenwick, Birmingham
Date: 1900
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1120;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.0 mmWhite Metal13.6 gm$90

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Veiled and diademed bust of Queen Victoria, left. Signed: "FENWICK.F." on truncation. Garland of rose, thistle and shamrock below. Legend on a raised band above: "BOER WAR SOUVENIR 1899-1900" and below between diamond stops: " THE QUEEN GOD BLESS HER".

Reverse: In arcs at the top: "WAR COMMENCED / +OCT 1899+ / RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY 15 FEB" then across: " -1900- / SURRENDER OF CRONJE 27 FEB / RELIEF OF LADYSMITH 28 FEB / FLAG HOISTED BLOEMFONTEIN 13 MAR / JOHANNESBURG SURRENDER / +31 MAY+ " and at the bottom in arcs: "FALL OF PRETORIA 5 JUNE / PEACE PROCLAIMED 1900".

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