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Medal - 50th Anniversary of Commonwealth of Australia Schools, Australia, 1951 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35432

Summary:
Australia
50th Anniversary of Commonwealth of Australia Schools Medal 1951 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Awarded to: School Children of the Commonwealth of Australia
Other Details: Medal awarded to the school children of Australia in 1951 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Federation of Australia. The design was chosen after a competition, with the valuable cash prize of two hundred guineas. It was won by John Wolfgang Elischer for his depiction of a man hand-sowing wheat. The wheat has grown to represent the seven States of Australia on the other side of the medal. Elischer was an Austrian sculptor and an Associate of the Royal Academy.
Description:
Medal featuring man advancing right sowing seeds by hand; at left 1901, at right 1951 in tiny letters near ground right, J.W.E. (obverse)
At top a star; below, FIFTY YEARS / COMMONWEALTH / OF AUSTRALIA; below seven ears of wheat representing the States and Northern Territory (reverse)
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 12.96 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of ring 41 mm.

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, school children
Themes this item is part of: John Wolfgang Elischer, Austrian Sculptor & Medallist (1891-1966), Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: education
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1951 AD
Obverse Description: Man advancing right sowing seeds by hand; at left 1901, at right 1951 in tiny letters near ground right the artist's initials, J.W.E.
Reverse Description: At top a star; below, FIFTY YEARS / COMMONWEALTH / OF AUSTRALIA; below seven ears of wheat representing the States and Northern Territory
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Man advancing right sowing seeds by hand; at left 1901, at right 1951 in tiny letters near ground right, J.W.E. (obverse)
At top a star; below, FIFTY YEARS / COMMONWEALTH / OF AUSTRALIA; below seven ears of wheat representing the States and Northern Territory (reverse)
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Amor (Mint)
Artist: John Elischer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1951
References: Car.1951/6

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