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|Collection:||Coins & Medals|
|Date:||1966 c - 1966 c|
|Mint:||Mint, Birmingham Ltd (Ralph Heaton & Sons) - View history|
This medal commemorates the bi-centenary of the Lunar Society, whose members included such famous names as Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgwood and Erasmus Darwin; doctors, scientists, philosophers and manufacturers. The society met on nights when there would be a full moon, to light the members' homeward journeys to discuss the latest inventions and discoveries.<BR)
It was minted in 1966 by the Mint, Birmingham Ltd (Ralph Heaton & Sons) at a time when they were considered to be the World's largest 'private' mint, with an annual production capacity of 400 million coins and medals.
|Presented by the Mint, Birmingham Ltd.|