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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, City of Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1939 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33149

Summary:
Australia
City of Coburg Centenary 1939 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Copper medal issued in 1939 to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria. It names John Pascoe Fawkner as 'founder'.
Description:
Bust of Fawkner wearing cap facing right; around above, JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER
around below, . FOUNDER CITY OF COBURG .
Below Arms of Australia on simplified shields two factories with tall smoking chimneys
around, CITY . OF . COBURG . CENTENARY
BELOW, . 1838 - 1938 .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 78 mm (Height), 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.46 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with ribbon extended weight includes ribbon and pin

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Tagged with: william oliver newlands road. gardner for over 40 years, died november 1898. friend of fawkner and anstey. leaves a son thomas daughters priscilla hagart. sophia batchelor.
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Coburg, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1939 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Fawkner wearing cap facing right; around above, JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER
around below, . FOUNDER CITY OF COBURG .
Reverse Description: Below Arms of Australia on simplified shields two factories with tall smoking chimneys
around, CITY . OF . COBURG . CENTENARY
BELOW, . 1838 - 1938 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)Bust of Fawkner wearing cap facing right; around above, JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER
around below, . FOUNDER CITY OF COBURG .
(reverse)Below Arms of Australia on simplified shields two factories with tall smoking chimneys
around, CITY . OF . COBURG . CENTENARY
BELOW, . 1838 - 1938 .
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: Mr. John Fawkner, Victoria, Australia, 1939
Organisation Named: Coburg Shire Council, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 1939
References: Car. 1939/2

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