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Medallion - Legacy 90th Anniversary 1923-2013

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Gold medallion with the image of the Widow and Children statue, Legacy torch and text 'Legacy 90th Anniversary 1923-2013' on the obverse. The reverse has the Legacy Torch and Legacy logo and the text 'Caring for the families of incapacitated and deceased veterans'. Medallion is in a clear plastic cover and a black case in a red cardboard box.
Size
Medallion 35 mm diameter x 3 mm ; Plastic case 40 mm diameter x 6 mm ; Case 68 x 64 x 24 mm ; Box 70 x 66 x 26 mm
Object Registration
01715
Keywords
90th anniversary
Historical information
An example of a medallion issued to commemorate Legacy's 90th anniversary. It features an image of the Widow and Children statue from the Legacy garden at the Shrine. The red cardboard box says:
"90th Anniversary of Legacy 2013 Gold Medallion, Todays Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists over 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependents with a disability.
This commemorative medallion is crafted to proof like quality in copper finished in pure gold.
The design is based on the sculpture, Widow and Children by sculptor Louis Laumen, symbolising the service of Legacy."
It was part of a collection of Legacy items from Valma Hutchinson (nee Wigg), a former junior legatee. Valma was accepted into Junior Legacy club in 1940.
When Made
2013
Significance
A record of an item produced by Legacy to celebrate the 90th Anniversary.
Last updated
19 Feb 2020 at 4:28PM