Australia New South Wales Sydney
The Father of Australian Federation 1901 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events. This medal shows Sir Henry Parkes, popularly considered the 'father of Federation'.

Obverse Description

Bust 3/4 left facing of Sir Henry Parkes, around THE FATHER OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION.

Reverse Description

Portrait of Cook, within wreath of oak and olive with anchor at bottom. Around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA * 1901 *

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