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Medal - Australian Bicentenary, International Trade Fair, Stokes (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 1988 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32667

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Australian Bicentenary International Trade Fair 1988 (AD)
Mint: Stokes Australasia
Other Details: Australian Bicentenary medal, issued to commemorate the International Trade Fair held in 1988. More commonly known as the Brisbane Expo, it was a six-month event from April 30 to October 30 1988, at South Bank, Brisbane. Featuring the theme 'Leisure in the Age of Technology', it was the first free enterprise expo, meeting costs through sponsorship, ticket sales, rental of exhibition space and the resale of the site.
Description:
A gold plated mirror-proof strike medal issued to mark Stokes involvement in the Bicentennial Trade fair featuring the Royal Exhibition Building as depicted on a Stokes & Martin medal of 1888 and a record of Stokes involvement in Melbourne International exhibitions and their centenaries.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 25.78 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: bicentenary of australia
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1988 AD
Obverse Description: Melbourne Exhibition Buildings; above, CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION; in exergue, * 1888 - 89 * / MELBOURNE; on ground line, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE (based on original 1888 die)
Reverse Description: Bicentennial logo (map), above, THE AUSTRALIAN BICENTENNIAL; below, Stokes / PROUD EXHIBITORS / 1880 . 1888 . 1980 / 1988 / INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Melbourne Exhibition Builbings; above, CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION; in exergue, * 1888 - 89 * / MELBOURNE; on ground line, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE (based on original 1888 die) (obverse)
Bicentennial logo (map), above, THE AUSTRALIAN BICENTENNIAL; below, Stokes / PROUD EXHIBITORS / 1880 . 1888 . 1980 / 1988 / INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Australia, 1988
Mint: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988

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