|Type||Souvenir medals › Commemorative souvenir|
|Composition||Nickel plated steel|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Series: Australian Bicentenary
Portrait of Captain Matthew Flinders to the right, map of his circumnavigation around Australian continent and HMS Investigator to the left. Legends around and on the continent.
Map outline of Australia in wreath. Inscription in 4 lines and mintmark below the wreath.
|PM||Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, United Kingdom|
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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|ND (1988) PM|