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Medal - Centenary of First Australian Railway, Numismatic Association of Victoria, Australia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20081

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Centenary of First Australian Railway 1954 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Son
Other Details: The first railway in Victoria opened in 1854, running between Melbourne and Sandridge (Port Melbourne). In 1914, the railways 60th anniversary had been commemorated by the issue of a medal. Forty years later the Numismatic Association of Victoria, collectors of coins and medals, copied the design from the 1914 for this medal to mark the centenary. The fourth of many issues by the NAV, it was stuck in sterling silver and bronze by Stokes & Son.
Description:
Bronze medal issued to commemorate the centenary of the first Australian Railway - Melbourne to Sandridge in 1854
(obverse) A view of the Flinders Street Railway station in 1854, a steam train approaching platform
(reverse) * NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA * / THIS MEDALLION / WAS STRUCK / TO COMMEMORATE / THE CENTENARY OF THE / OPENING OF FIRST / STEAM RAILWAY / IN / AUSTRALIA / ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. / 1854 / SEPTEMBER 12TH 1954
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Width), 38 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: rail transport, railways
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: rail transport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1954 AD
Obverse Description: A view of the Flinders Street Railway station in 1854, a steam train approaching platform
Reverse Description: * NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA * / THIS MEDALLION / WAS STRUCK / TO COMMEMORATE / THE CENTENARY OF THE / OPENING OF FIRST / STEAM RAILWAY / IN / AUSTRALIA / ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. / 1854 / SEPTEMBER 12TH 1954
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
(obverse) A view of the Flinders Street Railway station in 1854, a steam train approaching platform

(reverse) * NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA * / THIS MEDALLION / WAS STRUCK / TO COMMEMORATE / THE CENTENARY OF THE / OPENING OF FIRST / STEAM RAILWAY / IN / AUSTRALIA / ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. / 1854 / SEPTEMBER 12TH 1954
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Numismatic Association of Victoria (NAV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Artist: Mr Alfred Chitty
Commissioned By: Numismatic Association of Victoria (NAV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
References: Car. 1954/14
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] 1962. Medallic Issues of the N.A.V. Australian Numismatist. 17 (2)

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