RSA (Pre-1994): Wildlife Society 50th Anniversary Medallion Set
|Form:||Circular. Proof-like finish. Twenty four medallions inside a presentation case.|
|By:||The Africana Commemorative Mint|
An artistic rendition of a Southern African animal:
(6) Fish Eagle
(8) Green Mamba
(18) Sable Antelope
(19) Secretary Bird
(20) Vervet Monkey
A stylised Sable Antelope within a rounded rectangle – the emblem of the Wildlife Society. Legend: “ANNIVERSARY 50 (larger letters at the top) HERDENKING” with an ornament at the foot. Stamped with the gilded sterling silver mark of the Africana Commemorative Mint.
The set comes inside a wooden case (4 rows of six medals) with maroon leather on the outside of the lid. The leather is embossed with the emblem of the Wildlife Society and the text: “THE / WILDLIFE SOCIETY / OF SOUTHERN AFRICA” in gold letters and below that: “50TH ANNIVERSARY MEDALLION SET” in larger black letters. The whole is contained within an ornate rectangular border in gold. The inside of the lid is maroon satin and marked with the emblem of the Africana Commemorative mint and the text: “DIE AFRICANA HERDENKINGSMUNT”
Also inside the case is a pamphlet written by Michael Lanman which devotes a page to a description of each animal. In addition there is a certificate stating that the medals are gold plated sterling silver and that the issue is limited to 10,000 sets. One medal was issued each month between July 1976 and June 1978.