British 1905 Victory Medallet

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17mm copper medallet, Obverse shows starboard broadside of HMS Victory with VICTORY 1905 below. Reverse reads:

FROM
B.F.S.S
NELSON CENTENARY
CONTAINING
VICTORY COPPER
E.R. VII

According to this page these small Victory Medallets were given to 1 shilling subscribers of “The Nelson Centenary Memorial Fund”. This fund was run by the British and Foreign Sailor’s Society and played a large part in the Nelson centenary celebrations. The medallet is made from copper from Nelson’s flagship ‘Victory’. This example is particularly nice and shows full original bright red copper colour.

Coin Information

Reference Number:C111804
Country:Great Britain
Year:1905
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