1887 Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Launceston City Council, Tasmania

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Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire.

This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. It was issued by Launceston, Tasmania and produced by Stokes & Martin.

It is composed of gilt bronze, with a diameter 31 mm and a weight of 13.92 g.

It was released with the hole in the top.

Obverse Description

Bust of Queen Victoria left but with head slightly front so that her right eye can just be seen, wearing small crown. Around, TO COMMEMORATE THE JUBILEE OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA . 1887 .

Reverse Description

Arms of Great Britain; below, ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA / BORN 1819 CROWNED 1828 (sic) / PROCLAIMED / EMPRESS OF INDIA / 1887 (sic) / LAUNCESTON TASMANIA; around on wreath 1837 1887.

This medallion is developing a beautiful rainbow patina on the obverse and remains in About Uncirculated condition after 130+ years.

Supplied in a brand new 2x2 SAFLIP.

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