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Medal - Great Australian Air Race, M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1983 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20612

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Armidale
Great Air Race 1983 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts to commemorate the nostalgic Great Australian Air Race, held in 1983. It marked the bicentenary year of flight. The medal names Maroochydore, Coolangatta and Sydney.
Description:
A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts
Three aircraft flying right over map of Australia; below, THE / GREAT AUSTRALIAN / AIR RACE / 1982
A modern and an early hot-air balloon in flight; around, MANS BICENTENARY YEAR OF FLIGHT
below, MAROOCHYDORE / COOLANGATTA / SYDNEY
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Barrie Winsor - Wynyard Coin Centre, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.57 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: flights
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: aviation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1983 AD
Obverse Description: Three aircraft flying right over map of Australia; below, THE / GREAT AUSTRALIAN / AIR RACE / 1983
Reverse Description: A modern and an early hot-air balloon in flight; around, MANS BICENTENARY YEAR OF FLIGHT
below, MAROOCHYDORE / COOLANGATTA / SYDNEY
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)Plain
(obverse)Three aircraft flying right over map of Australia; below, THE / GREAT AUSTRALIAN / AIR RACE / 1983
(reverse) A modern and an early hot-air balloon in flight; around, MANS BICENTENARY YEAR OF FLIGHT
below, MAROOCHYDORE / COOLANGATTA / SYDNEY
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

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