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Medal - Colonial & Indian Exhibition Prize, London, Great Britain, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23860

Bronze medal struck for the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, which was held at South Kensington, London, from 4 May to 20 November 1886. This medal was presented to Frederick McCoy.

About 5000 of these Indian & Colonial Exhibition medals were struck. They were engraved by Leonard Wyon and minted in Birmingham by Heaton's who charged £145 per 1000 medals. The medals were presented with a diploma to each person who took part in the Indian and Colonial exhibition. The recipient's name were not inscribed.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 81.58 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exhibitions london international colonial indian 1885-1886, museum history
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Sir Frederick McCoy, University Professor & Museum Director (1817-1899), Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: British Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: Head of the Prince of Wales left, around, ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT; below head, L.C.WYON F.
Reverse Description: Within wreath, COLONIAL / AND INDIAN / EXHIBITION / LONDON / 1886
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: London, England, Great Britain, 1886
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1886
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Awarded To: Sir Frederick McCoy, Victoria, Australia, 1886

The medals of this exhibition were not inscribed with the recepients' name.
References: Brown 3209

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