Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: St John's Church, New Town, Tasmania, was built in 1835. In 1916 its original bell fractured, and it was decided to melt down the bell into medalets, which could be sold to raise funds for a replacement bell. New Town is today a suburb of Hobart. The church still stands in St John's Avenue.
View of St. John's church; around above, ST. JOHN'S CHURCH NEWTOWN TASMANIA; in exergue, 1835 - 1916
1835 / MADE FROM / ORIGINAL BELL / OF ST. JOHN'S CHURCH / NEWTOWN / TASMANIA / 1916
St John's Church, Newton, Tasmania, was built in 1835. In 1916 its original bell fractured, and it was decided to melt down the bell into medalets, which could be sold to raise funds for a replacement bell.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
30 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.05 g (Weight)
[Book] Carlisle, Leslie J. 1983. Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788.