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Medal - Centenary, Discovery of "The Welcome Stranger" Nugget, Goldfields' Historical & Arts Society, Australia, 1969 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16316

Summary:
Australia
Centenary, Discovery of "The Welcome Stranger" nugget 1969 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Medal issued in 1969 by the Goldfields' Historical & Arts Society to commemorate the discovery of the Welcome Stranger nugget. The Society was was established on 25 May 1960. The medal features an image of the 'Welcome Stranger' nugget on top of an anvil, with a pick and crossed spades below.
Description:
At centre within wide rim, the 'Welcome Stranger' nugget on top of an anvil, below a pick and spade crossed, below, FOUNDED 25TH. MAY 1960 around, GOLDFIELDS' HISTORIC & ARTS SOCIETY . (DUNOLLY) .

1869 / TO COMMEMORATE / THE FINDING OF THE / WORLD'S LARGEST / GOLD NUGGET / THE WELCOME STRANGER / 2520 ozs. GROSS WT. / ON FEBRUARY 5TH 1869 / AT MOLIAGUL VICTORIA / - AUSTRALIA - / BY / JOHN DEASON & /RICHARD OATS / 1969
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs I. Wharrie, 1982
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 47 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 61.061 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: gold, welcome stranger nugget, 576, watts 576
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: mining
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1969 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within wide rim, the 'Welcome Stranger' nugget on top of an anvil, below a pick and spade crossed, below, FOUNDED 25TH. MAY 1960 around, GOLDFIELDS' HISTORIC & ARTS SOCIETY . (DUNOLLY) .
Reverse Description: 1869 / TO COMMEMORATE / THE FINDING OF THE / WORLD'S LARGEST / GOLD NUGGET / THE WELCOME STRANGER / 2520 ozs. GROSS WT. / ON FEBRUARY 5TH 1869 / AT MOLIAGUL VICTORIA / - AUSTRALIA - / BY / JOHN DEASON & /RICHARD OATS / 1969
Edge Description: Stamped 218
Inscriptions: (edge) Stamped 218
(obverse) At centre within wide rim, the 'Welcome Stranger' nugget on top of an anvil, below a pick and spade crossed, below, FOUNDED 25TH. MAY 1960 around, GOLDFIELDS' HISTORIC & ARTS SOCIETY . (DUNOLLY) .
(reverse) 1869 / TO COMMEMORATE / THE FINDING OF THE / WORLD'S LARGEST / GOLD NUGGET / THE WELCOME STRANGER / 2520 ozs. GROSS WT. / ON FEBRUARY 5TH 1869 / AT MOLIAGUL VICTORIA / - AUSTRALIA - / BY / JOHN DEASON & /RICHARD OATS / 1969
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Goldfields' Historical & Arts Society, Australia, 1969
Mint: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1969
Commissioned By: Goldfields' Historical & Arts Society, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia, 1969
References: Car. 1969/14

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