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Medal - Centenary of Collingwood, Collingwood City Council, Victoria, Australia, 1955 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34528

Summary:
Australia Victoria Collingwood
Centenary of Collingwood 1955 (AD) commemorative medal
Mint: K.G.Luke
Other Details: This medal was distributed to Collingwood residents and school children to commemorate the centenary of Collingwood in 1955. It names John Pascoe Fawkner as 'one of the founders of Melbourne'. Collingwood is an industrial and residential suburb, is 3 km. north-east of Melbourne. On 24 April 1855 Collingwood became a municipality, separated from the Municipality of Melbourne. It was called East Collingwood until 1873, when it was proclaimed a town. On 14 January 1876 Collingwood became a city.
Description:
Medal struck to commemorate thje centenary of Collingwood; bust facing right wearing cap; around in two lines, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF MELBOURNE / JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER
Arms of the city; around above, CITY OF COLLINGWOOD; around below, CENTENARY 1855 - 1955
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Thomas (Tom) Darragh - Museum Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 30 * 80

More information

Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Collingwood, Victoria, K.G. Luke, Medal & Trophy Makers, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: public events
Series: Royal Visits
DateEra: 1955 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right wearing cap; around in two lines, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF MELBOURNE / JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER
Reverse Description: Arms of the city; around above, CITY OF COLLINGWOOD; around below, CENTENARY 1855 - 1955
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Capped bust right; around in two lines, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF MELBOURNE / JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER (obverse)
Arms of the city; around above, CITY OF COLLINGWOOD; around below, CENTENARY 1855 - 1955 (reverse)
Shape: Round and ribbon
Material: Silvered Bronze
Issued By: Collingwood City Council, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1955
Mint: K. G. Luke (Mint), 1955
Person Depicted: Mr. John Fawkner, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1955
References: Car.1955/4

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