Historical Medals

Resolution and Adventure Medal, 1772 - $32,500 #120852
Uncirculated.
One of 142 struck in silver.
43.97mm.
Cook, Banks and Solander Commemorative Medals (3) - $15,000 #120832
Three portrait medals of the 'discoverers' of Australia in uncirculated condition. The medals of Cook and Banks are scarce and the medal of Solander is very rare.
High School Prize Medal Hobart Town, Dec(embe)r 1851 - $15,000 #120543
Awarded to Ninian Mackersey for the best English Essay on the Studies and Prospects of Colonial Youth.
Medal 37.85mm, Mount (48.42mm), Silver
H.M.S. Galatea Medal, 1867 - $295 #120906
Struck to commemorate the visit of H.R.H. Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, to Australia in October 1867. The Duke visited Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on the H.M.S. Galatea. On the return visit to Sydney on March 12,1868 he was shot by Henry James O'Farrell while on a picnic. The bullet entered his back but proved not to be fatal.
Burke & Wills Medal, 1861 - $1,500 #121350
good Very Fine for issue (there is evidence that these medals were cast and most surviving examples are found with deficient detail)
37.6mm, White Metal

This medal was struck (cast ?) in 1861 by medalists Thomas Stokes to commemorate the ill-fated Victorian Exploring Expedition which left Melbourne on August 20 1860 to attempt the first south north crossing of Australia. The leaders of the expedition Robert Burke and William Wills both perished on the journey but achieved a place in Australian folklore.
Product of New South Wales,Sydney, 1867 - $1,250 #120994
Struck in bronze by the Sydney Mint for the Paris Universal Exhibition.
The edge is inscribed 'Doctor Fletcher For Services.'
A rare issue with only 30 medals struck in this metal.
39.12mm
N.S.W Academy of Art, 1878 - $2,950 #121020
A prize medal in silver awarded to 'Miss Maze for Study from Cast. Oils. (Monochrome)'
The medal is surrounded by an entwined rope border with an engraved loop. It is topped by a floral garland separated by an artist's palate and brushes which are often missing from this issue. It is known that the famed artist Conrad Martin received a similar award in gold from the same institution.
51.34mm
N.S.W Academy of Art, 1879 - $2,950 #121021
A prize medal in silver awarded to 'P.E.Williams for Study in Crayons from cast 'The Gladiator"'
The medal is surrounded by in an entwined rope border with an engraved loop. It is topped by a floral garland separated by an artist's palate and brushes which are often missing from this issue. It is known that the famed artist Conrad Martin received a similar award in gold from the same institution.
51.34mm
First International Exhibition Medal, 1879 - $5,000 #121132
Struck in silver by jeweller 'Evan Jones' for the International Exhibition which ran from 17 September 1879 to 20 April 1880. The purpose built hall situated in the domain burnt to the ground on 22 September 1882.
A superior example with beautiful patination
Society of Artist's Peking Ball Silver Medal by Anton Scharff, 1892 - $4,950 #121569
Empire
Virtually Uncirculated with attractive patination
PCGS AU58

In the style of a Chinese cash coin with imitative Chinese characters.
Hauser-4818. 45mm.
Commonwealth Eisteddfod Juvenile Choir, 1910 - $295 #120992
A scarce silver fob engraved R. Rainford on reverse. The maker is R.B. Orchard of Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Medal, 1932 - $1,250 #121347
Struck by medalists Amors for the Inaugural Celebrations for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the 19th March, 1932. The edge of the medal is inscribed ' ALL- COMERS SERVICE BOAT RACE. WON BY H.M.A.S. "CANBERRA" , WHALER K2. E.B. THOMSON. (ORD.SEA.)
Rare inscribed as prize medal and in original box of issue
Sir Howard Florey Bronze Plaques for the 'Institute of Experimental Physiology & Medicine',1963 (2) - $4,950 #121365
Original pair of plaques dated 1963. These are not the reproductions that were reissued in 1987 to mark the Centenary of the United States 'National Institute of Health'.

Designed by Andors Meszaros (1900 - 1972).

From the estate of H.C (Nugget) Coombs and rare in this form
Sydney Stock Exchange Medallions (2) - $795 #121366
circa 1940's
The Sydney Stock Exchange was formed in 1871 and continued until 1987 when it amalgamated with the stock exchanges in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart to form the Australian Stock Exchange. This pair of bronze medallions both feature on one side the bull and bear symbols of the market while on the other side one depicts a map of Australia and the other the Coat of Arms of the Sydney Stock Exchange.

There is evidence that both are ex mount but regardless they are rare in this form