Medallion No. 16
Image courtesy of Downies
N. Olsen, Adelaide
75 Sterling Silver
125 Copper with Bronze Toning
$15.50 Sterling Silver
$5.00 Copper with Bronze Toning
All medals are individually numbered. One lead strike exists of the obverse and reverse together. With the obverse of the medal, we made exactly the same mistake as the PMG and everyone else connected with the Famous Explorers on Postage Stamps: we used a portrait of Sturt’s father in mistake for the son’s. The only one of note to use the correct portrait was a wine firm in the Murray River Valley. The reverse inscription was composed by Ray Jewell.
This was the fourth medal in the Explorers Series. The other proposed medals were to have been: Blaxland, Wentworth & Lawson; Flinders; Mitchell; Cunningham; Eyre; Stuart; Forrest; Mawson. Only one fifth of members were actually buying the series, and because of the large sums of money tied-up in the project, it was decided to discontinue the series in May 1973.