Australia Victoria Melbourne
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Medal commemorating 'George Coppin of pleasant memory'. Coppin (1819-1906) was a theatre manager, showman and politician. In 1858 he staged Australia's first balloon ascent from Coppin Gardens.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Bust of George Coppin, laureate, facing left; around above, GEORGE COPPIN OF PLEASANT MEMORY
Crowned olive wreath - no engraving at centre
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
Type of item
4.83 g (Weight)
Round with hole
[Book] Rodgers, Helene. 1989. Early Ballooning in Australia.
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.