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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Numismatic Association of Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20657

Summary:
Medal issued by the Numismatic Association of Victoria to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria. It was the first medal that the NAV had issued since the its Royal Wedding medal in 1981. Designed by Terry Pepperell, immediate past president of the NAV and medal designer, the medal shows the shield of the City of Melbourne on the obverse and Victorian flora and fauna on the reverse. The medal was issued in bronze, sterling silver and gilded (to order). In box; medal number 25, and was minted by Hafner.
Description:
Gilding metal - a form of bronze, matt finish.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 50.908 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, flowers, honeyeaters birds, pink heath, possums, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- )
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: Below the State flag, Arms of Victoria within wreath of Common Pink Heath;
around, SESQUICENTENARY VICTORIA - MELBOURNE
in small letters either side of base of shield, artist's initials, L.T.P. and mint name, HAFNER
Reverse Description: State emblems illustrated and named, at top, HELMETED HONEYEATER, lower right, LEADBEATERS POSSUM, lower left, COMMON PINK HEATH; near centre, Numismatic / Association / of Victoria / 1985
Edge Description: Stamped, 025
Inscriptions: (edge) Stamped, 025
(obverse) Below the State flag, Arms of Victoria within wreath of Common Pink Heath;
around, SESQUICENTENARY VICTORIA - MELBOURNE
in small letters either side of base of shield, artist's initials, L.T.P. and mint name, HAFNER
(reverse) State emblems illustrated and named, at top, HELMETED HONEYEATER, lower right, LEADBEATERS POSSUM, lower left, COMMON PINK HEATH; near centre, Numismatic / Association / of Victoria / 1985
Shape: round
Material: Gilding Metal
Issued By: Numismatic Association of Victoria (NAV), Australia, 1985
Mint: Hafner (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Artist: Terry Pepperell - The Calligraphy Centre, 1985
Commissioned By: Numismatic Association of Victoria (NAV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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