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Medal - Royal Hobart Centenary Regatta, Tasmania, Australia, 1938 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34775

Summary:
Australia Tasmania Hobart
Royal Hobart Centenary Regatta 1938 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Medal with loop and ring
Other Details: Hobart celebrated 100 years since its first regatta by holding a centenary regatta on 19 to 22 February 1938. This medal was issued in commemoration of the event. In the same year white Australia celebrated the 150th anniversary of British colonisation. The first Hobart Town Regatta was held in December 1838. It was the first sailing competition in Tasmania to which 'the common people were invited'. The Regatta was promoted by Governor Sir John Franklin, who is pictured on this medal. Even today the Regatta is known as 'People's Day'.
Description:
Medal with loop and ring

Bust of Sir John Franklin facing left and of Abel Tasman facing right on either side of the mast of a sailing ship,
around above, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES; below, FRANKLIN AND TASMAN
in small letters below the mint name, STOKES MELB.

At centre a map of Tasmania with ships mast and sail set at centre, on right a radiate sun
around above, ROYAL HOBART, below, CENTENARY REGATTA; to left and right the date, 19 38
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended 46 mm.

More information

Tagged with: australian exploration, sailing, sport, tasmanian colonial governors
Themes this item is part of: John Franklin, Explorer (1786-1847), Abel Janszoon Tasman, Seafarer, Explorer & Merchant (1603-1659), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: water transport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1938 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Sir John Franklin facing left and of Abel Tasman facing right on either side of the mast of a sailing ship,
around above, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES; below, FRANKLIN AND TASMAN
in small letters below the mint name, STOKES MELB.
Reverse Description: At centre a map of Tasmania with ships mast and sail set at centre, on right a radiate sun
around above, ROYAL HOBART, below, CENTENARY REGATTA; to left and right the date, 19 38
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse) Bust of Sir John Franklin facing left and of Abel Tasman facing right on either side of the mast of a sailing ship,
around above, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES; below, FRANKLIN AND TASMAN
in small letters below the mint name, STOKES MELB.
(reverse) At centre a map of Tasmania with ships mast and sail set at centre, on right a radiate sun
around above, ROYAL HOBART, below, CENTENARY REGATTA; to left and right the date, 19 38
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1938
Person Depicted: Abel Tasman, 1938
Person Depicted: Sir John Franklin, Australia, 1938
References: Car.1938/12

Comments

Paul Cooley Posted on 14 Jun 2012 10:44 PM
Ive got one of them the little writing says
STOKES MELB
Kylie Posted on 08 Sep 2013 7:23 PM
What is the value of these coins

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