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Medal - Victorian Cyclists' Union Champion Prize, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20092

Australia Victoria
Champion Prize Medal c. 1900 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Victorian Cyclists' Union Champion Prize medal, minted around 1900. The cycle racing craze of the 1890s saw the replacement of the penny-farthing as the racing cycle of choice by cycles of a more modern appearance. In 1891 the Exhibition Buildings constructed the colonies main cycle racing track where the entrance foyer of Museum Victoria now stands. The governing body of the sport was at that time the League of Victorian Wheelmen.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Width), 38 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: trade unions
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: trade unions
Series: Prize
DateEra: circa 1900 AD
Obverse Description: . THE VICTORIAN CYCLISTS UNION ./CHAMPION around a man on a penny farthing bycycle
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
. THE VICTORIAN CYCLISTS UNION ./CHAMPION around a man on a penny farthing bycycle (obverse)
Plain (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Victorian Cyclists Union, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Organiser of Event: League of Victorian Wheelmen, Victoria, Australia
Place & Date of Event: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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