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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Australia, New South Wales, Australia, 1938 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33138

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Landing of Governor Phillip at Sydney Cove 1788
Australia's 150 Anniversary 1938 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: This medal was struck in 1938 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of British settlement of Australia. It shows Captain Arthur Phillip, first governor of the colony of New South Wales and coordinator of the First Fleet. The obverse of the medal was engraved by Vanbola Veinberg, who came to Australia to work for the medal-maker Amor. The reverse was engraved by artist Charles Eccles.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 58 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 98.50 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian sesquicentenary 1938, celebrations
Themes this item is part of: Arthur Phillip, Admiral & Governor (1783-1814), Public Life & Institutions Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of australia
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1938 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Captain Arthur Phillip head bare facing left, below in small letters, CAPTAIN / ARTHUR PHILLIP
around, AUSTRALIA'S 150TH. ANNIVERSARY 1788 - 1938
Artist's initials, V.V., incuse on bust.
Reverse Description: At centre within wide rim the scene of the flag-raising with onlooking troops saluting; around on wide rim, THE LANDING AT SYDNEY COVE OF CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP * JANUARY 26, 1788 *
Artist's initials, CE, at lower right of image.
Edge Description: Impressed SPECIMEN ONLY
Inscriptions: Impressed SPECIMEN ONLY (edge)
(obverse)Bust of Captain Arthur Phillip head bare facing left, below in small letters, CAPTAIN / ARTHUR PHILLIP
around, AUSTRALIA'S 150TH. ANNIVERSARY 1788 - 1938
(reverse)At centre within wide rim the scene of the flag-raising with onlooking troups saluting;
around on wide rim, THE LANDING AT SYDNEY COVE OF CAPTAIN ARTHUR PHILLIP * JANUARY 26, 1788 *
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Amor (Mint)
Artist: Mr. Charles Eccles - Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1938

Signed reverse C.E.
Artist: Mr. Vanbola Veinberg - Amor (Mint), Australia, 1938
Person Depicted: Captain Arthur Phillip, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1938

Scene of raising of flag in Sydney Cove 1788.
References: Car. 1938/7

Comments

valerie watson Posted on 08 Mar 2010 5:20 PM
Reg.No:NU33138,sesquicentenary of australia, arthur phillip 1788-1938 medallion. are they numbered,how many were issued & at what cost? i have had my dads since 1978, its still in its original black amor box & will be passed down to my children.thank you
regards
valerie
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Mar 2010 1:47 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Valerie. We'll do some research on these aspects of the medal and get back to you.
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Mar 2010 3:26 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Valerie, 1000 of these medals were struck by Amor mint, and they were not individually numbered. We're not sure what they were worth at the time. As Amor was a Sydney firm, museums in NSW may have further information. Hope this helps!
Tanya Tucker Posted on 18 Mar 2010 6:16 PM
Wanting to know if the coin is worth anything
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Mar 2010 1:18 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Tanya - Unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. Please see our Question of the Week information on obtaining valuations of coins. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
Edna Kennelly -Reader Posted on 20 Sep 2013 8:44 AM
My penny has Arthur Phillip Governor New South Wales 1788 on the back .. On the front of the coin it has Australia's 150th Anniversary 1938, a man with a torch and the writing says Youth Carries On...

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