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Medal - 75th Anniversary of Australian Federation, Australia, 1976 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20180

Summary:
Australia
75th Anniversary of Australian Federation 1976 (AD)
Mint: Heaton & Sons
Other Details: Silver medal commemorating the 75th anniversary of Australian Federation, depiecting Sir Samual Griffith. Premier of Queensland and first Chief Justice of Australia, Griffith was a strong advocate of Federation. He proposed and presided over the Federal Australasian Council, and represented Queensland at the Colonial Conference (London, 1887) and the Federal Conference (1890). He became Vice-president of the 1891 Convention, under Sir Henry Parkes, and was one of the principal authors of the Bill which formed the basis of Australia's constitution. Appointed Lieutenant-Governor in 1899, Griffith was in London when the Commonwealth Bill passed through the British Parliament.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Samuel Griffith, Premier of Queensland (1845-1920)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1976 AD
Obverse Description: Bust three quarters left; around, + SIR SAMUEL GRIFFITH + in small letters in field LL
Reverse Description: Australia Arms above 1901 - 1976 / H; around 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA
Edge Description: (Hallmarked)
Inscriptions: (Hallmarked) (edge)
Bust three quarters left; around, + SIR SAMUEL GRIFFITH + in small letters in field 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 Samuel Griffith, Australia
References: Car.1976/18

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