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Medal - Australia Service Medal 1939-1945, Specimen, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37020

Summary:
Australia
Australia Service Medal 1939 - 1945
Unissued specimen issued to the museum for display purposes
Awarded for 30 days full-time or 90 days part-time service at home or overseas in the Australian Armed Forces and the Australian Mercantile Marine between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.
Description:
A nickel-silver medal with ribbon. The obverse features a crowned head of King Geirge VI facing left with the artist's initials PM in the field below the neck; around, GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
The reverse has the Australian Coat of Arms; around above, THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL; below, 1939 - 1945.
The edge is plain
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
DateEra: 1945 AD
Obverse Description: A crowned head of King Geirge VI facing left with the artist's initials PM in the field below the neck; around, GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
Reverse Description: The Australian Coat of Arms; around above, THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL; below, 1939 - 1945.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL 1939 - 1945.
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Nickel Silver
Issued By: Australia
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], B Simpkin - Spink & Sons Ltd., A Litherland - Spink & Sons Ltd., E Joslin - Spink & Sons Ltd., British Battles and Medals, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988, 256 Pages

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