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SA Union: Proclamation of the City of Johannesburg

SA Union: Proclamation of the City of JohannesburgSA Union: Proclamation of the City of Johannesburg
SA Union: Proclamation of the City of JohannesburgSA Union: Proclamation of the City of Johannesburg
SA Union: Proclamation of the City of JohannesburgSA Union: Proclamation of the City of Johannesburg
Form: Shield-shaped oval with attached loop.
By: Frank Stephens
Date: 1928
Ref:  AM: 203, 208; Laidlaw: 0155;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
19.4 mm x 33.6 mmSilver6.2 gm$68
42.1 mm x 24.5 mmSilvered Bronze 13.3 gm$13
42.2 mm x 24.6 mmBronze12.4 gm$10

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: In the centre, the coat of arms of the city of Johannesburg with ornaments around. On ribbons round the edge and across: “W.H. PORT MAYOR / 1928 / TO / COMMEMORATE / PROCLAMATION OF JOHANNESBURG AS A CITY”

Reverse: Blank. Silver medal stamped: “SILVER”

Notes: AM2 203 records that the smaller silver medal was issued privately.

AM2 208 records that 45,000 bronze medals were commissioned for issue to school children, also (AM2 209) that a special issue with legends in Afrikaans was made because of objections from some Afrikaans schools.