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Medal - Anzac, Education Department Schools, Australia, 1916 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33107

Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1916. The medal was struck by the Education Department of Victoria for distribution to school children in 1916 to commemorate the first anniversary of Anzac day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 73 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 9.53 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height is with ribbon extended

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Tagged with: anzac day, commemorations, school children, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Education Department of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: 1916 AD
Obverse Description: Head of George V facing left, mint initials on truncation, "S&S"; around above, "FOR KING AND COUNTRY" below, "1916".
Reverse Description: Within wreath, "ANZAC"; around above, "DEPT. OF EDUCATION VICTORIA" around below, "LEST WE FORGET 25 APRIL 15".
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse inscription: "S&S"; around above, "FOR KING AND COUNTRY"; below, "1916".
Reverse inscription: Within wreath, "ANZAC"; around above, "DEPT. OF EDUCATION VICTORIA" around below, "LEST WE FORGET 25 APRIL 15".
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Education Department of Victoria, Australia, 1916
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916
Commissioned By: Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916

Issued to school children
Person Depicted: HM King George V, 1916
References: Car. 1916/2
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983


reg ellis Posted on 04 Jan 2010 4:18 PM
i have one of these medals do they have a value ...regards reg.e
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Jan 2010 10:06 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Reg, Museum Victoria does not provide valuations. You may find an independent numismatics company is able to advise you as to the value of your medal, or perhaps contact the Numismatics Association of Australia at http://naa-online.com/

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