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Medal - Earth Week Commemorative, New South Wales, Australia, 1979 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16315

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Earth Week Commemorative 1979 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Bronze medal commemorating Earth Week and the International Year of the Child, dated 1979. The obverse includes a coat of arms with lion and kangaroo supporters, a globe and a tree. The reverse features the logo for the International Year of the Child.
Description:
Within a wreath, at top a Coat of Arms with lion and kangaroo supporters; below, EARTH WEEK / COMMEMORATIVE / AWARD the last two words on top and bottom of oval globe the left side of which shows latitude and longditude lines, and the right a tree. In the centre logo for international year of the child, a parent bending over a child whose arms are lifted up within two olive branches; around, EARTH WEEK COMMEMORATION * INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD * below, 1979
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Metropolitan Coin Club of Sydney, 1980
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.017 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: environmental activism, international year of the child 1979
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sustainability
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1979 AD
Obverse Description: Within a wreath, at top a Coat of Arms with lion and kangaroo supporters; below, EARTH WEEK / COMMEMORATIVE / AWARD the last two words on top and bottom of oval globe the left side of which shows latitude and longditude lines, and the right a tree.
Reverse Description: In the centre logo for international year of the child, a parent bending over a child whose arms are lifted up within two olive branches; around, EARTH WEEK COMMEMORATION * INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD * below, 1979
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
EARTH WEEK/COMMEMORATIVE/AWARD Australian Coat of Arms above inscription, laurel wreath encloses inscription (obverse)
EARTH WEEK COMMEMORATION/INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD/1979 In the centre logo for international year of the child (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: New South Wales, Australia

Comments

Norman Posted on 02 Mar 2012 1:11 PM
I have an Earthweek medalion as the one shown in this artical however the back where the details of the Year of the Child are shown is blank
traci Posted on 17 May 2012 1:17 PM
have a earth week award ten year service 1971-1981
sarah skinner Posted on 26 Feb 2014 8:03 PM
I have one of these. As far as I remember there was only one handed to our school. I won it for a picture I drew about caring for our earth.I was 7 at the time

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