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Medal - Australian Bicentenary, Discovery 1770, P.J. Downie Ltd, Australia, 1988 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32834

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Australian Bicentenary Discovery 1770, 1988 (AD)
Mint: Hafner
Other Details: A gold-plated medal struck for sale to collectors as a commemoration of the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. The medal features a portrait of James Cook holding a sextant with the ship Endeavour in the background , and the bicentenary logo.
Description:
A gold plated medal struck for sale to collectors as a commemoration of the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. The medal features a portrait of James Cook holding a sextant with the ship Endeavour in the background , and the bicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Downie, P.J. Ltd., 1988
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.24 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations, sextants, 6665
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- ), Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- ), 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: A 3/4 length portrait of James Cook holding a sextant with the ship Endeavour on the left; below in a ribbon, DISCOVERY 1770
Reverse Description: At centre the bicentenary logo, a map of Australia made from diagonal lines and Australia / 1788 - 1988 ©; around above, AUSTRALIAN BICENTENARY
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) Plain
(obverse) A 3/4 length portrait of James Cook holding a sextant with the ship Endeavour on the left; below in a ribbon, DISCOVERY 1770
(reverse) At centre the bicentenary logo, a map of Australia made from diagonal lines and Australia / 1788 - 1988 ©; around above, AUSTRALIAN BICENTENARY
Shape: round
Material: Gold-plated
Issued By: Downie, P.J. Ltd., Australia
Mint: Hafner (Mint), Victoria, Australia, 1988
Artist: Emil Hafner
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook, 1988

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