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Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition Centenary, Victoria, Australia, 1980 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20111

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Melbourne International Exhibition Centenary medal 1980 (AD)
Mint: Stokes Australasia
Other Details: A copper medal struck to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Exhibition Building and its first exhibition. The medal features a head of Queen Victoria on the obverse. The head was reproduced from the original die which minted the 1880 exhibition gold prize medals.
Description:
A copper medal struck to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Exhibition Building and it's associated exhibition featuring:
Head of Queen Victoria veiled and crowned right; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX :
At centre, COMMEMORATING / THE FIRST 100 YEARS / OF THE / EXHIBITION BUILDING / OPENED OCTOBER 1, 1880 / THE HEAD OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / HAS BEEN REPRODUCED / FROM THE ORIGINAL DIE / WHICH MINTED THE / 1880 GOLD PRIZE / MEDALS; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY EXHIBITION 1980
in smll letters on either side of the date the makers name, STOKES MELB.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Anonymous, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 39.70 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne international exhibition 1880-1881
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1980 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria veiled and crowned right; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX :
Reverse Description: At centre, COMMEMORATING / THE FIRST 100 YEARS / OF THE / EXHIBITION BUILDING / OPENED OCTOBER 1, 1880 / THE HEAD OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / HAS BEEN REPRODUCED / FROM THE ORIGINAL DIE / WHICH MINTED THE / 1880 GOLD PRIZE / MEDALS; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY EXHIBITION 1980
in smll letters on either side of the date the makers name, STOKES MELB.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) Plain
(obverse) Head of Queen Victoria veiled and crowned right; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX :
(reverse) At centre, COMMEMORATING / THE FIRST 100 YEARS / OF THE / EXHIBITION BUILDING / OPENED OCTOBER 1, 1880 / THE HEAD OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / HAS BEEN REPRODUCED / FROM THE ORIGINAL DIE / WHICH MINTED THE / 1880 GOLD PRIZE / MEDALS; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY EXHIBITION 1980
in smll letters on either side of the date the makers name, STOKES MELB.
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
Mint: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., 1980
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car. 1980/8

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