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Medal - Victory Europe-Pacific, City of Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42856

Summary:
Victory Europe-Pacific1945 medal, minted by Stokes and issued by the City of Collingwood. It features busts of George VI and Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother).

Medals such as these were issued to civilians after the end of World War II to commemorate the event. Some were distributed to children.
Description:
Obverse:In centre busts of George VI and Elizabeth. Inscription around.
Reverse: In centre : coat of arms. Inscription around.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: school children, victory medals, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Collingwood, Victoria, Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Elizabeth, Queen Mother (1900-2002), HRH George VI (1895-1952), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
DateEra: 1945 AD
Obverse Description: In centre busts of George VI and Elizabeth. Around: KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH /STOKES
Reverse Description: In centre : coat of arms. Around ,VICTORY...EUROPE-PACIFIC 1945.../CITY OF COLLINGWOOD
Inscriptions: Obverse: around: KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH /STOKES
Reverse: around ,VICTORY...EUROPE-PACIFIC 1945.../CITY OF COLLINGWOOD
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Collingwood City Council, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1945
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1945
Person Depicted: HM George VI, England, Great Britain, 1945
Person Depicted: HRH The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth, England, Great Britain, 1945
References: Carlisle (1983) - medal 1945/4
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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