Medal - Australia 200 Years Collection John MacArthur

Medal - Australia 200 Years Collection (John MacArthur) -  obverseMedal - Australia 200 Years Collection (John MacArthur) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Location Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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 ↑↑
Number N# 155879
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

John MacArthur

Series: Australian Bicentenary

Obverse

Portrait of John MacArthur facing right, sheep & cattle behind

Lettering:
JOHN MACARTHUR
1766 - 1884

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

Plain

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.

- See more at: https://www.coins-auctioned.com/auctions/australia-200-years-medal-collection-co-1637-11302

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1988) PM

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