Australia 200 Years Medal Collection Burke & Wills

Australia 200 Years Medal Collection (Burke & Wills) -  obverseAustralia 200 Years Medal Collection (Burke & Wills) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Souvenir medals › Commemorative souvenir
Year 1988
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 7.9 g
Size 26 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Burke & Wills

Series: Australian Bicentenary

Obverse

Portraits of Robert Burke & William Mills with route of their northern exploration on partial map of Australia. Camels below

Lettering:
ROBERT O'HARA BURKE
1821-1861
WILLIAM JOHN WILLS
1834-1861

Reverse

Map outline of Australia in wreath. Inscription in 4 lines and mintmark below the wreath.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
200 YEARS
A BICENTENNIAL
MEDAL COLLECTION
PM

Edge

Smooth

Mint

PM Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, United Kingdom

Comments

Issued as a free giveaway over a period of three weeks with various Australian Newspapers in 1988 to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. A total of 20 medals are included in the set. A collector album/folder was also included with the first coin to house the set.




The medals were based on three main themes, "Discovery & Settlement", "An Emerging Nation" & "The Modern Era".

As an educational item for a school project or just those looking to collect Australian memorabilia it is nice item to own.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1988) PM

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