Medal issued by the Numismatic Association of Victoria to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria. It was the first medal that the NAV had issued since the its Royal Wedding medal in 1981. Designed by Terry Pepperell, immediate past president of the NAV and medal designer, the medal shows the shield of the City of Melbourne on the obverse and Victorian flora and fauna on the reverse. The medal was issued in bronze, sterling silver and gilded (to order). In box; medal number 25, and was minted by Hafner.

Physical Description

Gilding metal - a form of bronze, matt finish.

Obverse Description

Below the State flag, Arms of Victoria within wreath of Common Pink Heath; around, SESQUICENTENARY VICTORIA - MELBOURNE in small letters either side of base of shield, artist's initials, L.T.P. and mint name, HAFNER.

Reverse Description

State emblems illustrated and named, at top, HELMETED HONEYEATER, lower right, LEADBEATERS POSSUM, lower left, COMMON PINK HEATH; near centre, Numismatic / Association / of Victoria / 1985.

Edge Description

Stamped, 025.

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