Summary

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Melbourne International Exhibition Centenary medal 1980 (AD)
Mint: Stokes Australasia
Other Details: A copper medal struck to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Exhibition Building and its first exhibition. The medal features a head of Queen Victoria on the obverse. The head was reproduced from the original die which minted the 1880 exhibition gold prize medals.

Physical Description

A copper medal struck to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Exhibition Building and it's associated exhibition featuring: Head of Queen Victoria veiled and crowned right; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX : At centre, COMMEMORATING / THE FIRST 100 YEARS / OF THE / EXHIBITION BUILDING / OPENED OCTOBER 1, 1880 / THE HEAD OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / HAS BEEN REPRODUCED / FROM THE ORIGINAL DIE / WHICH MINTED THE / 1880 GOLD PRIZE / MEDALS; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY EXHIBITION 1980 in smll letters on either side of the date the makers name, STOKES MELB.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria veiled and crowned right; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX :

Reverse Description

At centre, COMMEMORATING / THE FIRST 100 YEARS / OF THE / EXHIBITION BUILDING / OPENED OCTOBER 1, 1880 / THE HEAD OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / HAS BEEN REPRODUCED / FROM THE ORIGINAL DIE / WHICH MINTED THE / 1880 GOLD PRIZE / MEDALS; around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY EXHIBITION 1980 in smll letters on either side of the date the makers name, STOKES MELB.

Edge Description

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