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Medal - 75th Anniversary of Australian Federation, Australia, 1976 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20177

Summary:
Australia
75th Anniversary of Australian Federation 1976 (AD)
Mint: Heaton & Sons
Other Details: This is one of a set of seven silver commemorative medals made in Birmingham, England for sale to Australian collectors on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Federation. This example features Australia's first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton. On 29 October 1900 Queen Victoria issued instructions to the new Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, to set in motion the government of a federated Australia. Hopetoun arrived in Sydney in December 1900 and immediately appointed New South Wales Premier Sir William Lyne, an unpopular anti-Federationist, as Prime Minister. It was a disasterous move, which became known as 'the Hopetoun blunder', and he hastily reneged and appointed Edmund Barton. Hopetoun appointed Edmund Barton as first Prime Minister, and formally appointed the Ministers selected by Barton in order that the first Cabinet would represent all the States.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901
Themes this item is part of: Edmund Barton, Prime Minister of Australia (1849-1920), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1976 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing wearing bow tie; around, * SIR EDMUND BARTON * in small letters in firld LL
Reverse Description: Australia Arms above 1901 - 1976 / H; around 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA
Edge Description: (Hallmarked)
Inscriptions: (Hallmarked) (edge)
Bust facinh wearing bow tie; around, * SIR EDMUND BARTON * in small letters in firld LL (obverse)
Australia Arms above 1901 - 1976 / H; around 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint)
Person Depicted: Sir Edmund Barton
References: Car.1976/19

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