Australia Victoria Melbourne
Visit of the US Fleet to Australia 1925 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: This copper medal commemorates the visit of the US Fleet in 1925. It features an eagle with wings spread, holding the USA flag in its talons, and the head of a sailor. The Fleet was on a world tour. Official events associated with the visit to Australia included a "Banquet given by The Ministers of State for the Commonwealth to Admiral Robert E.Coontz and Officers of the United States Fleet, Federal Parliament House, 27th July 1925" (for which a menu was issued and later held in private collections).
Eagle with wings spread holding USA flag in talons, above caped head of a sailor 3/4 left; around; 'US. NAVY IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS 1925 SOUVENIR' in small letters 'G.PH'.
This is a thin metal pressing probably originally mounted in a circular frame. As obverse but incuse.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Plain (edge) Eagle with wings spread holding USA flag in talons, above caped head of a sailor 3/4 left; around; US. NAVY IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS 1925 SOUVENIR in small letters G.PH (obverse) As obverse but incuse. This is a thin metal pressing probably originally mounted in a circular frame. (reverse)
Type of item
168 mm (Outside Diameter), 68.09 g (Weight)
Not in Carlisle