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Medal - First Parliament, Schools, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33085

Summary:
Gilt-bronze medal issued to school children to commemorate the opening of the First Federal Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901. It was minted by Stokes & Sons. It features portrait busts of Queen Victoria & Edward VII on the obverse and the Duke and Dutchess of Cornwall and York on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Height), 29 mm (Width)
Weight: 10.11 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Wt with ribbon

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Our Federation Journey - A Young Nation
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Crowned shield shape with busts of Queen Victoria and Edward VII in ovals; above, AUST. COMMONWEALTH / EST. 1 JAN. 1901 / 63D. OF VICTORIA R.I.; below, FIRST PARLIAMENT OPENED / MAY 1901 / 1ST. OF EDWARD VII / W.A. TAS. etc
Reverse Description: Busts of Duke and Dutchess of York; above, OPENING OF THE FIRST / FEDERAL PARLIAMENT; below, T.R.H. / THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL / AND YORK/ MELBOURNE , MAY 1901
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901

Struck in Gilt for Childred, Bronze for teachers and silver for VIP's including the Duke and Duchess.
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, 1901
Person Depicted: King Edward VII, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, 1901
Place & Date of Event: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 09 May 1901
References: Car.1901/2
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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greg Posted on 27 Nov 2009 2:41 AM
hello I would just like to know what the value of the medal would be today in $au.Thank you
Christine Leslie Posted on 30 Nov 2009 7:38 PM
hello I would just like to know what the value of the medal would be today in $au.Thank you
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 10:11 AM
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kylie Posted on 13 Dec 2009 12:52 PM
hi my husband has found five of these,they all look the same not sure if they are meant to be part of a set,was wondering if you know what value these are worth?there is no ribbon attached its just the medal its self?thanks for any help,
Discovery Centre Posted on 14 Dec 2009 1:37 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Kylie, as stated in our reply above Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. Please access the web address below for information on obtaining valuations. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/

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