NAV Medallions

Since 1949, the NAV has issued 30 commemorative medallions.  Many different subjects have been commemorated.  Several of the recent medallions are available for sale; details are on a separate page.

The following are a list of medallions issued by the NAV: (numbers in brackets are Carlisle numbers)

1            1949                    (C-1949/5)                            First Australian Copper Tradesmen’s Token Centenary

2            1951                    (C-S/2)                                  Victorian Separation – Centenary and Australian Federation – Golden Jubilee

3            1953                    (C-1953/8)                            Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

4            1954                    (C-1954/14)                          First Australian Steam Railway Centenary

5            1956                    (C-1956/6)                            Melbourne Olympic Games

6            1959                    (C-1959/4)                            Melbourne General Post Office Centenary

7            1960                    (C-1960/4)                            Burke & Wills Expedition Centenary

8            1962                    (C-1962/2)                            Papua – 60th Anniversary of Australian Administration

9            1963                    (C-G/5)                                 Holey Dollar & Dump Sesquicentenary

10          1964                    (C-1964/4)                            Melbourne Numismatic Exhibition

11          1965                    (C-1965/2)                            Anzac – Golden Jubilee

12          1967                    (C-C/1)                                  James Cook (Explorer Series)

13          1968                    (C-G/2)                                 George Bass (Explorer Series)

14          1969                    (C-J/1)                                   John Oxley (Explorer Series)

15          1969                    (C1969/10)                            First England / Australia Flight – Golden Jubilee

16          1970                    (C-C/4)                                  Charles Sturt (Explorer Series)

17          1971                    (C-1971/12)                          Numismatic Association of Victoria – Silver Jubilee

18          1977                    (C-1977/9)                            Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee; NAV – 500th Meeting

19          1979                    (C-1979/9)                            Captain Cook – Bicentenary of death

20          1980                    (C-1980/33)                          Melbourne International Exhibition Centenary

21          1981                    (C-1981/12)                          Marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

22          1985                    (C-1985/21)                          Victoria Sesquicentenary

23          1986                    (C-1986/33)                          Halley’s Comet

24          1988                                                                    Australia Bicentenary

25          1990                                                                    Anzac – 75th Anniversary

26          1996                                                                    Numismatic Association of Victoria – Golden Jubilee

27          1999                                                                    First Australian Copper Tradesmen’s Token Sesquicentenary (Box)

28          2006                                                                    Numismatic Association of Victoria – Diamond Jubilee

29          2008                                                                    Centenary of Scouting

30          2015                                                                    Centenary of Gallipoli

 

 

Carlisle numbers:                Carlisle, L J, Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

                                                  Carlisle, L J, Australian Historical Medals 1788 – 1988, Sydney, 2008

 

 

 

Last updated 5 February 2016