Australia Queensland Mackay
Medal - Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association Prize c.1880 (AD)
Mint: Not recorded; Artist: T.S.
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: A bronzed proof-like specimen strike of the Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association prize medal. It is dated around 1880. Agricultural and mining associations such as this provided important support to local farmers and miners by encouraging the improvement of skills and adoption of new practices and equipment through regular shows and competitions.
An bronzed proof-like specimen prize medal (38 mm diameter) featuring a rural scene including farm animals and plants with an industrial building, probably a mine, in the background; together with the name of the society on a broad rim and space for details of the winner on the reverse.
Rural scene including farm animals and plants with an industrial building, probably a mine, in the background; in exergue in small letters the artist's initials, T.S. S.C.
Around on broad rim, MACKAY AGRICULTURAL PASTORAL & MINING ASSOCIATION + ; at centre, PRIZE / AWARDED TO
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
circa 1880 AD
Obverse T.S. S.C. Reverse: MACKAY AGRICULTURAL PASTORAL & MINING ASSOCIATION + PRIZE QWARDED TO
Type of item
33.34 g (Weight)