Summary

Australia Victoria Beechworth
United Shire of Beechworth 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the United Shire of Beechworth to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features a Shire shield with the motto BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS and the sesquicentenary logo. The United Shire of Beechworth, a former gold-mining district in the Victorian alps, was formed in 1871 from the Shire of Beechworth and the still-existing Borough of Beechworth. In 1994 the Shire became part of the new Wangaratta Rural City Council and Indigo Shire Council.

Physical Description

A gold plated medal issued by the United Shire of Beechworth to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features a Shire Seal with the motto BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS and the sesquicentenary logo.

Obverse Description

Within a wide rim formed as a belt, the Shire Seal featuring mining tools and the British Royal Arms, ears of wheat and a cornucopia above, below on ribbon the motto, BY OUR INDUSTRY WE PROGRESS; around, SEAL OF THE UNITED SHIRE OF BEECHWORTH

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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