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Medal - Sydney Mint, Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia, 1911-1926 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20163

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Sydney Mint Medal George V in bronze
Mint: Sydney
Other Details: Medal issued some time in the period 1911-26 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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 32.41 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: numismatics
Series: Presentation
DateEra: 1911-1926 AD
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of George V, facing left.; around, GEORGIVS V REX ET IND:IMP:
Artist's initials B.M. in tiny letters on truncation
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)
GEORGIVS V REX ET IND:IMP: Crowned bust of George V, Facing l.; B.M. under bust (obverse)
SYDNEY BRANCH OF THE ROYAL MINT/ESTABLISHED 1855 (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1911-1926
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, London, England, Great Britain, 1911 or later
Person Depicted: King George V
References: Car. G/4

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