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Medal - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative, Shire of McIvor, Victoria, Australia, 1953 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42892

Summary:
Australia Victoria McIvor
Coronation of Elizabeth II Shire of McIvor 1953 (AD)
Mint : Amor
Description:
Obverse: Head of Elizabeth II; around, CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II . 2ND JUNE 1953. On shoulder , AMOR
Reverse: Coat of arms of McIvor. Around, * SHIRE OF MCIVOR * VICTORIA
Loop has become separated from loop on medal.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen elizabeth ii coronation 1953, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
DateEra: 1953 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Elizabeth II. Around, CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II . 2ND JUNE 1953. On shoulder , AMOR
Reverse Description: Coat of arms of McIvor. Around, * SHIRE OF MCIVOR * VICTORIA
Inscriptions: CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2ND JUNE 1953
AMOR
SHIRE OF MCIVOR VICTORIA
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Shire of McIvor, McIvor Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1953
Mint: Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1953
Person Depicted: HM Queen Elizabeth II, England, Great Britain, 1953
References: Carlisle 1953/31

Comments

Iain Maciver Posted on 26 Jan 2010 7:03 AM
Hi was wondering about the availability of the 1953 mcivor shire coronation medal, and whether you would have any information regarding the people who mcivor shire was named after? I am vice chairman of the clan Maciver society and my twin sister lives in melbourne, I am looking at putting some information together for a future issue of the clan magazine, any assistance would be appreciated.
Thankyou
Iain Maciver
Discovery Centre Posted on 02 Feb 2010 4:37 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Iain. To obtain a coin you should contact a reliable numismatistics company. These can be found through the Australian Numismatics Dealers Association http://www.anda.com.au/ As for the history of McIvor Shire, there is some tantalising information on the web. The Sydney Morning Herald states that that an expedition led by a Major Mitchell, named McIvor Creek after a member of his party. Unfortunately, it does not give more information on the member of this expeditionary party. http://www.smh.com.au/news/victoria/heathcote/2005/02/17/1108500206527.html You could also contact the National Library of Australia about a book on the history of McIvor Shire. http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/578019

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