Summary

Australia
Medal - Endangered Species, Western Swamp Tortoise Westpac Bank 175th Anniversary 1992 (AD)
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Other Details: This is one of a series of six endangered species medals struck in association with the World Wildlife Fund on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the Wespac Bank.

Physical Description

A small (27 mm) cupro-nickel medal struck on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the Westpac Bank (Bank of New South Wales). It features a Western Swamp Tortoise advancing left; an endangered species.

Obverse Description

At centre within a wide rim formed by a line circle, a Western Swamp Tortoise advancing left, head front; below, Western Swamp Tortoise; around on wide rim, World Wildlife Fund for Nations Endangered Species 1992.

Reverse Description

At centre 175 Years (the Y developing ornate curves); above, CELEBRATING , below, AUSTRALIA'S FIRST BANK

Edge Description

Plain

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