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Medal - Sydney Mint, Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia, 1855-1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20150

Summary:
Australia
Sydney Mint Medal (AD)
Mint: Sydney

Other Details: Medal issued in 1901 to publicize the Sydney Branch of the Royal Mint, established in 1855. The Mint did not have the ability to prepare dies from artwork, obtaining its coinage dies directly from London. The Mint's ability to even harden engraved dies was questionable. The first major piece to be issued by the mint was struck in 1859: a commemorative medal awarded to those who attempted to rescue survivors of the Admella shipwreck near Portland in Victoria. The Mint closed in 1926.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 36.01 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: numismatics
Series: Presentation
DateEra: 1855-1901 AD
Obverse Description: Veiled head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing coronet; around, VICTORIA REGINA
Artist's name in small letters on truncation, L. C. WYON
Reverse Description: Arms of the Royal Mint with Tower of London and Tudor Rose to left and right of crown;
around above, SYDNEY BRANCH OF THE ROYAL MINT
below, ESTABLISHED 1855
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
VICTORIA REGINA/L.C.WYON Crowned head of Queen Victoria facing l. (obverse)
SYDNEY BRANCH OF THE ROYAL MINT/ESTABLISHED 1855 (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Australia, by 1901
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, by 1901
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Previous Collection: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch

Melbourne Mint No.825.
References: Car. V/7

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