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20th Century Commemorative Medal, Lunar Society Bicentenary

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1967N1109
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1966 c - 1966 c

Maker Information

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.

Further Information

Reign:Queen Elizabeth II
Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Diameter:51 mm