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Medal - Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Schools, Government of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35259

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Royal Visit, Schools, Australia, 1954
Issued by Government of Victoria
Other Details: This medal was issued for schools to commemorate the visit of the Queen visited to Victoria from 24 February to 9 March 1954. The first reigning monarch to tour Australia, she arrived in Sydney with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh on 3 February 1954 and departed the country from Fremantle on 1 April. She met with adulation wherever she went.
Description:
Medal has conjoined busts , Queen crowned, Duke head bare, facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH II DUKE OF EDINBURGH; below in tiny letters the mint name, STOKES MELB.
The medal is attached by a metal loop to a bar with pin for wearing, PRESENTED TO THE / CHILDREN BY THE / GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA
The back of the medal has, below a crown, E II R / ROYAL VISIT / 1954 / VICTORIA
The back of the bar contains the mint name in small letters, STOKES MELB.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 34 mm (Width)
Weight: 13.52 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: royal visit to australia 1954, royal visits, school children
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921- ), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1954 AD
Obverse Description: Medal has conjoined busts , Queen crowned, Duke head bare, facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH II DUKE OF EDINBURGH; below in tiny letters the mint name, STOKES MELB.
The medal is attached by a metal loop to a bar with pin for wearing, PRESENTED TO THE / CHILDREN BY THE / GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA
Reverse Description: Below a crown, E II R / ROYAL VISIT / 1954 / VICTORIA
The back of the bar contains the mint name in small letters, STOKES MELB.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: QUEEN ELIZABETH II DUKE OF EDINBURGH
STOKES MELB.
PRESENTED TO THE CHILDREN BY THE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA
E II R ROYAL VISIT 1954 VICTORIA
Shape: round with bar
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Government of Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Named on back of bar
Commissioned By: Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Person Depicted: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Person Depicted: HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh
References: Car. 1954/12

Comments

Henrica & Greg Smith Posted on 04 Dec 2009 6:43 PM
Please advise the value of the 1954 medal that was issued to the children of Victoria
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Dec 2009 4:31 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Henrica & Greg,Unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. Please see our Question of the Week for more information on coins and medals and how to obtain information on valuations. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
Joanne Vance Posted on 21 Jan 2010 7:37 PM
We have a medal of 1954 THE ROYAL VISIT, with a crown on the top of something like a flower and wheat stalks around the edge and on the other side it has ELIZABETH II & THE DUKE OF ERINBURGH in the middle there is two heads facing to the left the DUKE towards the back and ELIZABETH to the front and it has a medal loop on the top to attach it, so you can wear it, please let me know if you know about it please.
Discovery Centre Posted on 24 Jan 2010 10:21 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Joanne, your medal sounds like one minted by Amor. According to 'Australian Historical Medals, 1788-1988' by Leslie J. Carlisle, the mintage of this medal is unknown.
Stan Posted on 26 Apr 2010 9:55 PM
I am querying the above stated 1954 Royal Visit Medal's value. The link you have provided is not working. Any other suggestions?
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Apr 2010 11:02 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Stan, thanks for the information about the link, please try this one: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/2009-archive/coin-valuations/
Melinda Chase Posted on 03 Feb 2013 1:31 PM
I have a medal similar to this but it only has the queen on it.
Please email me as i would like to know a little more.
Neil Hall Posted on 27 Feb 2014 5:13 PM
How many were made pl
Neil Hall Posted on 28 Feb 2014 1:14 PM
Sorry I'm inquiring about the 1954 commemorative medallions given to school children,how many were made pl.

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