Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Commemorative
Silver commemorative medal from the International Exhibition, Melbourne 1880
Mint - Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was struck for sale to visitors to the exhibition. It features view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east corner and a monogram MIE. The Melbourne International Exhibition ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
Aluminium commemorative medal from the International Exhbition, Melbourne 1880. This medal features view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east corner and a monogram MIE.
This medal features view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east corner in exergue, MELBOURNE / 1880
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Robert (Bob) Edwards, 1989
Obverse: MELBOURNE / 1880 rEVERSE: MIE
Type of item
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.83 g (Weight)
Round with hole
[Book] 1882. Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881.