Summary

Australia Victoria
Medal - Shire of Wannon Victorian Sesquicentenary1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A copper medal issued by the Shire of Wannon to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Shield, which depicts themes of rural industry and the sesquicentenary logo. The Wannon Shire Council presided over a farming district by the Wannon River, north-west of Hamilton. Gazetted in 1872, its focus was the town of Coleraine, serving a large agricultural area primarily used for sheep grazing. On 23 September 1994 the Shire of Wannon, City of Hamilton, and part of Shires of Dundas, Kowree, Mount Rouse and Heywood united to become the Southern Grampians Shire Council.

Physical Description

A copper medal issued by the Shire of Wannon to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Shield which depicts themes of rural industry and the sesquicentenary logo.

Obverse Description

At centre below the date 1872, the Wannon Shire Shield which idepicting a sheep, a cow, a bull and felled timber; around on belt, . SHIRE . OF . WANNON .

Reverse Description

Logo of the Victorian sesquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5 at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB

Edge Description

Plain

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