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Medal - George Coppin, Stokes & Martin, Victoria, Australia Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33484

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Medal commemorating 'George Coppin of pleasant memory'. Coppin (1819-1906) was a theatre manager, showman and politician. In 1858 he staged Australia's first balloon ascent from Coppin Gardens.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.83 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: public gardens, theatre, ballooning
Themes this item is part of: George Selth Coppin, Comic Actor & Entrepreneur (1819-1906), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest, Leisure Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: recreation & tourism
Series: Australian commemorative medals
Obverse Description: Bust of George Coppin, laureate, facing left; around above, GEORGE COPPIN OF PLEASANT MEMORY
Reverse Description: Crowned olive wreath - no engraving at centre
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: Mr George Coppin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car.G/3
  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.
  3. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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