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Medal - Federation Souvenir, New South Wales, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 48245

Summary:
Medal minted in 1901 as a souvenir of Australian Federation. It features two enamel portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, who undertook a tour of Australia in 1901 that coincided with the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament in Victoria on 9 May.
Statement Of Significance:
Governance and public life are reflected in souvenir medals from the 1880 and 1888 International Exhibition, and medals commemorating Federation. Two Federation medals, one of fired enamel, mark the visit of the Duke & Duchess for the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament in 1901; the role of Australia's first Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, is also commemorated in a medal; and one of the key medals in the Federation series is also included.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, royal visits, australian federation 1901, royalty british
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Two separate oval panels with enamel portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York. Below, the New South Wales coat of arms. Above, enamel panel FEDERATION SOUVENIR.
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Bronze and Enamel
Issued By: New South Wales, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, England, Great Britain, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, England, Great Britain, 1901

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