Medal - Launch of the SS Great Britain

Medal - Launch of the SS Great Britain - obverseMedal - Launch of the SS Great Britain - reverse

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Features

Location United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Commemorative medals › Inauguration medal
Year 1843
Currency Medals - United Kingdom
Composition Tin (White metal)
Weight 24.60 g
Diameter 43 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 230753
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Obverse

Conjoined busts left.

Lettering:
QUEEN VICTORIA & PRINCE ALBERT
J. DAVIS BIRM.

Engraver: Joseph Davis

Reverse

Ship right.

Lettering:
THE GREAT BRITAIN
LENGTH 322 Ft BREADTH 50 Ft 6 In // DEPTH 32 Ft 6 In . 26 STATE ROOMS // WITH 1 BED Eh 115 With 2 BEDS Eh // TOTAL Wht OF IRON 1500Tns // 1000 HORSE POWER // LAUNCHED BY // H:R:H: PRINCE ALBERT JULY 19.1843 // BUILT BY THE GREAT WESTERN STEAM COMPY.

Edge

Plain

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1843 

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