Australia New South Wales Yass
Yass Pastoral and Agricultural Association Prize Medal c. 1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Bros.
Awarded to: Yass Pastoral and Agricultural Association prize medal, issued around 1870. Minted by Hardy Bros, it was not awarded. The Yass Pastoral and Agricultural Association was established in the nineteenth century. Like many agricultural socieites of its time, it would have aimed to improve agricultural productivity through improvements in faming practice and technology, and annual shows and farming competitions. An annual Yass Agricultural Show is still held in the early 21st century.
An unissued bronze prize medal ( 70 mm diameter) featuring a wreath of Australian native flowers.
YASS / PASTORAL / AND / AGRICULTURAL / ASSOCIATION within wreath of Australian native flora
PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT/HARDY BROS. around wreath, within, raised blank central circle for engraving winners details
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11/1/1978
circa 1870 AD
Obverse: YASS PASTORAL AND AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION Wreath of Australian native flora Reverse: PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT/HARDY BROS. Wreath, blank central circle for engraving
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