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Medal - Visit of the US Fleet, Victoria, Australia, 1925 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18368

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Visit of the US Fleet to Australia 1925 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: This copper medal commemorates the visit of the US Fleet in 1925. It features an eagle with wings spread, holding the USA flag in its talons, and the head of a sailor. The Fleet was on a world tour. Official events associated with the visit to Australia included a "Banquet given by The Ministers of State for the Commonwealth to Admiral Robert E.Coontz and Officers of the United States Fleet, Federal Parliament House, 27th July 1925" (for which a menu was issued and later held in private collections).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 168 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 68.09 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: immigration, international relations, united states fleet visit to melbourne 1925, white australia policy
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1925 AD
Obverse Description: Eagle with wings spread holding USA flag in talons, above caped head of a sailor 3/4 left; around; US. NAVY IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS 1925 SOUVENIR in small letters G.PH
Reverse Description: As obverse but incuse. This is a thin metal pressing probably originally mounted in a circular frame.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Eagle with wings spread holding USA flag in talons, above caped head of a sailor 3/4 left; around; US. NAVY IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS 1925 SOUVENIR in small letters G.PH (obverse)
As obverse but incuse. This is a thin metal pressing probably originally mounted in a circular frame. (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
References: Not in Carlisle

Comments

Mike Fowler Posted on 15 Jun 2010 3:32 PM
I have a copper plate approx 16cm across with the same details on it as shown above.
I can send a picture should you forward me a email address
Mike Fowler
Discovery Centre Posted on 16 Jun 2010 1:30 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
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Wayne Salt Posted on 29 Oct 2010 8:34 AM
I have just purchased (from the US) a 1925 Victorian Railways leather wallet rail pass issued to a USN officer for free rail travel in Victoria.

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