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Medal - Halley's Comet, M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1986 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20124

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Halley's Comet 1986 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts
Other Details: This is one of many medals produced in Australia to celebrate the return of Halley's Comet in 1986. The comet is named after Edmond Halley because he foretold its return in 1758 and every 75 years thereafter. The period of its orbit is by coincidence close to that of a human lifetime, perhaps explaining why this, among all comets, is the most famous.
Description:
A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts
At centre a globe showing Australia, above Australia a comet advancing left; around, HALLEY'S COMET 1986
Bust of Halley facing 3/4 right; around above, IDENTIFIED BY E. HALLEY / 1682
below, APPEARS EVERY 76 YEARS
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Barrie Winsor - Wynyard Coin Centre, 1986
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.67 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: astronomy, halley s comet
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, Edmond Halley, Astronomer (1656-1742)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: astronomy
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1986 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a globe showing Australia, above Australia a comet advancing left; around, HALLEY'S COMET 1986
Reverse Description: Bust of Halley facing 3/4 right; around above, IDENTIFIED BY E. HALLEY / 1682
below, APPEARS EVERY 76 YEARS
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) Plain
(obverse) At centre a globe showing Australia, above Australia a comet advancing left; around, HALLEY'S COMET 1986
(reverse) Bust of Halley facing 3/4 right; around above, IDENTIFIED BY E. HALLEY / 1682
below, APPEARS EVERY 76 YEARS
Shape: Round
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1986
Mint: Amor (Mint), Australia, 1986
Commissioned By: M.R. Roberts Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1986
Person Depicted: Edmond Halley

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