Australia 200 Years Medal Collection Matthew Flinders

Australia 200 Years Medal Collection (Matthew Flinders) -  obverseAustralia 200 Years Medal Collection (Matthew Flinders) -  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

Matthew Flinders

Series: Australian Bicentenary

Obverse

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.

Lettering:
MATTHEW FLINDERS
NEW
HOLLAND
1774-1814

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.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1988) PM

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