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Medal - Gothic Bank, ANZ Numismatic Society, Victoria, Australia, 1975 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16030

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Gothic Bank 1975
Mint: K.G.Luke
ANZ Numismatic Society medal
Other Details: Decimalisation in the mid-1960s saw a number of new collector societies formed. One was the ANZ Bank Numismatic Society, which was formed in 1965. Ten years later, the society commemorated the ANZ Bank's 'gothic bank' in Bourke Street Melbourne with the issue of this medal. The bank is a secular Gothic revival building built 1883 - 87, on the corner of Queen and Collins Streets, Melbourne. Designed by William W. Wardell, it is renowned for its graceful interior ornamentation, including arches, pillars and gold leaf detail.
Description:
Medal with View of Gothic Bank; around in Gothic script, THE GOTHIC BANK MELBOURNE; below building in small letters, NATIONAL TRUST / 1975 / COLLINS ST. (obverse)
At centre within border of ten stars; ANZ / NUMISMATIC SOCIETY / MELBOURNE / EST 1965 / ... / K.G.LUKE (reverse)
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Width), 51 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: width = diameter

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Tagged with: architecture, banks, commerce, the gothic bank melbourne
Themes this item is part of: ANZ Numismatic Society, Melbourne, Victoria, K.G. Luke, Medal & Trophy Makers, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: architecture & planning
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1975 AD
Obverse Description: View of Gothic Bank; around in Gothic script, THE GOTHIC BANK MELBOURNE; below building in small letters, NATIONAL TRUST / 1975 / COLLINS ST.
Reverse Description: At centre within border of ten stars; ANZ / NUMISMATIC SOCIETY / MELBOURNE / EST 1965 / ... / K.G.LUKE
Edge Description: Stamped 120
Inscriptions: Stamped 120 (edge)
View of Gothic Bank; around in Gothic script, THE GOTHIC BANK MELBOURNE; below building in small letters, NATIONAL TRUST / 1975 / COLLINS ST. (obverse)
At centre within border of ten stars; ANZ / NUMISMATIC SOCIETY / MELBOURNE / EST 1965 / ... / K.G.LUKE (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: ANZ Numismatic Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1975
Mint: K. G. Luke (Mint), 1975
Commissioned By: ANZ Numismatic Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1975

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