Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Medal - Australian Bicentenary, Australian Chamber of Manufactures, Australia, 1988 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20655

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Australian Bicentenary Chamber of Manufactures 1988
Mint: Stokes (Australasia)
A silver medal presented to the Museum of Victoria by the Australian Chamber of Manufactures in 1988 to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary. It is a reproduction of one side a medal distributed by James Cook, known as the Resolution and Adventure medal as it depicts and names these ships. The reverse features the bicentenary logo. The medal is stored in the special case in which it was presented to the museum. It also contains a plaque explaining the event. The Australian Chamber of Manufactures was relatively short-lived. It was formed in 1985 from the Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers, which had been established in 1877. In 1998 the Australian Chamber of Manufactures merged with the MTIA (Metal Trades Industry Association of Australia) to form the Australian Industry Group.
Description:
A silver medal presented to the Museum of Victoria by the Australian Chamber of Manufactures in 1988 to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary. It is a reproduction of one side a medal distributed by James Cook on his 1772 voyage, known as the Resolution and Adventure medal as it depicts and names these ships. The reverse is the bicentenary logo.
The medal is stored in the special green case in which it was presented to the Museum. It also contains a plaque explaining the event.
Sterling silver, mirror finish
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australian Chamber of Manufactures (ACM), 1988
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 40.06 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations
Themes this item is part of: Australian Chamber of Manufactures, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: bicentenary of australia
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1988 AD
Obverse Description: Two three-masted sailing ships in heavy seas sailing away from the viewer, around above the names of the ships, RESOLUTION ADVENTURE; in exergue, SAILED . FROM . ENGLEND / MARCH . MDCCLXXII
Reverse Description: At centre, the bicentennary logo with Australia / 1788 - 1988 © below; around, AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF MANUFACTURES
Edge Description: stamped > STOKES MINT (a kangaroo left) STERLING SILVER 0066
Inscriptions: Obverse: Two three-masted sailing ships in heavy seas sailing away from the viewer, around above the names of the ships, RESOLUTION ADVENTURE; in exergue, SAILED . FROM . ENGLAND / MARCH . MDCCLXXII
Reverse: At centre, the bicentennary logo with Australia / 1788 - 1988 © below; around, AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF MANUFACTURES
Edge: stamped > STOKES MINT (a kangaroo left) STERLING SILVER 0066
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australian Chamber of Manufactures (ACM), Australia, 1988
Mint: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Victoria, Australia, 1988
Commissioned By: Australian Chamber of Manufactures (ACM), Australia, 1988
Other Association (See Comments): Captain James Cook

Person commemorated (Resolution and Adventure depicted on obverse).

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No