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Medal - 123rd Melbourne Cup, M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1983 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34762

This medal issued by M.R. Roberts from the Wynyard Coin Centre in Sydney to commemorate the 1983 Melbourne Cup. It features the champion race horse Phar Lap and jockey Jim Pike, who won the 1930 Melbourne Cup.
Circular gilt metal medallion. One side has an image of the Melbourne Cup Trophy. Other side has an image of a horse and jockey running passed the winning post at a racetrack. Both sides have raised borders.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Barrie Winsor - Wynyard Coin Centre, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 31.31 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, horses, sport, racing industry, civic mementoes, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Jim Pike, Jockey (1892-1969), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Jimmy Pike, Artist (circa 1940-2002), W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1983 AD
Obverse Description: At centre the Melbourne Cup with the date 1983 on its base; around, 123rd. MELBOURNE CUP
Reverse Description: Horse running to right passed winning post, around above, PHAR LAP 1930 WINNER
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Edge: Plain

Obverse: 123rd. MELBOURNE CUP

Shape: round
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1983
Mint: Amor (Mint), Australia, 1983
Commissioned By: M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1983
Person Named: Jim Pike



Alan Posted on 04 Apr 2010 11:21 AM
just would like to know how much this Phar Lap Medal is worth?
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Apr 2010 11:44 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Alan, unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. For a list of valuers approved by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, see their website at

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