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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, United Shire of Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20691

Summary:
Australia Victoria Beechworth
United Shire of Beechworth 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the United Shire of Beechworth to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features a Shire shield with the motto BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS and the sesquicentenary logo. The United Shire of Beechworth, a former gold-mining district in the Victorian alps, was formed in 1871 from the Shire of Beechworth and the still-existing Borough of Beechworth. In 1994 the Shire became part of the new Wangaratta Rural City Council and Indigo Shire Council.
Description:
A gold plated medal issued by the United Shire of Beechworth to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features a Shire Seal with the motto BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.274 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Beechworth, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: Within a wide rim formed as a belt, the Shire Seal featuring mining tools and the British Royal Arms, ears of wheat and a cornucopia above, below on ribbon the motto, BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS; around, SEAL OF THE UNITED SHIRE OF BEECHWORTH
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) Within a wide rim formed as a belt, the Shire Seal featuring mining tools and the British Royal Arms, ears of wheat and a cornucopia above, below on ribbon the motto, BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS; around, SEAL OF THE UNITED SHIRE OF BEECHWORTH

(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: Gilt
Issued By: United Shire of Beechworth, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: United Shire of Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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