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Medal - Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16469

Summary:
Australia
Royal Visit 1970 (AD)
Mint: Matthey Garret Pty Ltd
Other Details: Gold medal struck to commemorate the 1970 Royal Visit to Australia featuring. It featues the conjoined heads of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Description:
Gold medal struck to commemorate the 1970 Royal Visit to Australia featuring:
Conjoined heads of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh facing left; around below, THE ROYAL VISIT 1970
in small letters below Queen's truncation the artist's initials, WG
A relief map of Australia, around at left, TERRA AUSTRALIS
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation (Possible) from Brendan Hunt, 1980
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 48.429 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: royal visits, royalty british, school visits, illawarra
Themes this item is part of: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921- ), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Matthey Garrett Pty. Ltd., Medal Manufacturer
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1970 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined heads of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh facing left; around below, THE ROYAL VISIT 1970
in small letters below Queen's truncation the artist's initials, WG
Reverse Description: A relief map of Australia, around at left, TERRA AUSTRALIS
Edge Description: Stamped, 18 CT 353
Inscriptions: (edge) Stamped, 18 CT 353
(obverse) Conjoined heads of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh facing left; around below, THE ROYAL VISIT 1970
in small letters below Queen's truncation the artist's initials, WG
(reverse) A relief map of Australia, around at left, TERRA AUSTRALIS
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Australia, 1970
Mint: Matthey Garrett Pty. Ltd., 1970
Person Depicted: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Person Depicted: HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh
References: Car.1970/59

Comments

John Maund Posted on 20 Aug 2014 12:29 PM
There was also a dual set of coins minted by Matthey Garratt in 1970, one coin featured QE2 and Phillip as per your description and the other coin featured Charles and Ann.

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