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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Shire of Wannon, Wannon Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20716

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Medal - Shire of Wannon Victorian Sesquicentenary1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A copper medal issued by the Shire of Wannon to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Shield, which depicts themes of rural industry and the sesquicentenary logo. The Wannon Shire Council presided over a farming district by the Wannon River, north-west of Hamilton. Gazetted in 1872, its focus was the town of Coleraine, serving a large agricultural area primarily used for sheep grazing. On 23 September 1994 the Shire of Wannon, City of Hamilton, and part of Shires of Dundas, Kowree, Mount Rouse and Heywood united to become the Southern Grampians Shire Council.
Description:
A copper medal issued by the Shire of Wannon to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Shield which depicts themes of rural industry and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.907 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Municipality of Wannon, Victoria, Municipality of Wannon, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: At centre below the date 1872, the Wannon Shire Shield which idepicting a sheep, a cow, a bull and felled timber; around on belt, . SHIRE . OF . WANNON .
Reverse Description: Logo of the Victorian sesquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5
at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) plain
(obverse) At centre below the date 1872, the Wannon Shire Shield which idepicting a sheep, a cow, a bull and felled timber; around on belt, . SHIRE . OF . WANNON .
(reverse) Logo of the Victorian esquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5 at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Wannon Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: Wannon Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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