Commemorative medallion struck for the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition 1980.
Made by Stokes Limited, Melbourne, 1980.
This Exhibition marked the 100th Anniversary of the first International Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1880, for which the Royal Exhibition Building was constructed. The medal was struck by Stokes and Martin, who also produced the original medals for the 1880 Exhibition.

Obverse Description

Profile, in relief, of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a tiara.

Reverse Description

Classical style edge with text inscribed in the centre. Flanged edges.


The Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition was staged at the Royal Exhibition Building between September 23 and October 5 1980. It was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Exhibition Building and Melbourne's first International Exhibition in 1880, for which the Exhibition Building was constructed. 32 countries exhibited at the 1980 Centenary Exhibition which was opened by Princess Alexandra. She conferred the title 'Royal' on the Building. This medal commemorates this occasion, and is also significant for being struck by Stokes and Martin, the same company that prepared the original award medallions 100 years earlier.

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