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Medal - Member's Badge, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Victoria, Australia, 1912-1929 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33849

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Chinese Chamber of Commerce Member's Badge (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Chinese Chamber of Commerce Member's badge. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce was formed in Melbourne in 1912. In the same year it sent William Ah Ket to represent Australian Chinese at the opening of the first Chinese parliament in Beijing (Peking). The Melbourne and Sydney Chamber of Commerce maintained close relations with the republican government of China until China declined into civil war in the 1920s. This badge shows the flag of the China Republic (1912-1929).
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 19.401 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 32 * 51

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Tagged with: commerce, chinese communities, chinese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne, Cultural Diversity Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Membership
DateEra: 1912-1929 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a flag with 5 horizontal stripes; around legend in Chinese
Reverse Description: At centre 3 Chinese characters inscribed above 2 raised; around, CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE . VICTORIA .
Edge Description: Punched ST.SIL at 06
Inscriptions: Plain but stamped STSIL (edge)
At centre a flag with 5 horizontal stripes; around legend in Chinese (obverse)
At centre 3 Chinese characters inscribed above 2 raised; around, CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE . VICTORIA . (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver
Issued By: Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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