1980 ''HMAS Melbourne'' huge boxed silver medal $A80

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1980 ''HMAS Melbourne'' huge boxed silver medal $A80

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An item probably worth twice what I am asking!

Bought an Estate off an Naval Officer who served on the ''HMAS Melbourne'' Aircraft carrier. It seems they were presented by RAN to serving staff on ''HMAS Melbourne'' for its 25th anniversary?

Huge Crown size silver high quality PROOFS, in a silk and satin lined Royal Australia Mint red hard case.

All I could find googling it was that one was presented to Queen Elizabeth by Navy Commodore Knox.

So I assume it was a 100% Naval production, and also assume it was given to sailors there, and such things seldom appear on the secondary market.

He had TWO - so $A80 each - or $A150 the pair. May well be the ONLY ones on the world market. SHOW ME ANOTHER. 8-)


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• Description

1 medal : silver Obverse: Arms of H.M.A.S.'Melbourne'. H.M.A.S. MELBOURNE SILVER JUBILEE 1955-1980 Reverse: Aerial view of the ship. Above: CVS21 Below: 25 YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE

Provenance

Presented to The Queen by Commodore I.W. Knox, Royal Australian Navy and the men of H.M.A.S 'Melbourne'.

silver
Measurements
3.98 cm (diameter)
27.43 g (Weight) (whole object)



Quite a few similar boxed coin proof products being listed here this week, CHEAP from an Estate, including some wholesale lots, for those who collect this era - keep an eye out.

He even had 3 x boxed with CofA Certs, quarter ounce Gold Bullion coins from the 1970s, inc PNG for the Gold Hunters. And an $200 Australia Gold coin etc.


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Re: 1980 ''HMAS Melbourne'' huge boxed silver medal $A80

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Added more detail of the presentation to The Queen.

VERY scarce things in collector hands I suspect. :lol:

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sold to daryl i wil take the two tnx glen

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HMAS Melbourne has an interesting and eventful history.

From Wikipedia:
HMAS Melbourne (R21) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1955 until 1982, and was the third and final conventional aircraft carrier to serve in the RAN. Melbourne was the only Commonwealth naval vessel to sink two friendly warships in peacetime collisions.

Melbourne was laid down for the Royal Navy as the lead ship of the Majestic class in April 1943, and was launched as HMS Majestic (R77) in February 1945. At the end of the Second World War, work on the ship was suspended until she was purchased by the RAN in 1947. At the time of purchase, it was decided to incorporate new aircraft carrier technologies into the design, making Melbourne the third ship to be constructed with an angled flight deck. Delays in construction and integrating the enhancements meant that the carrier was not commissioned until 1955.

Melbourne never fired a shot in anger during her service career, having only peripheral, non-combat roles in relation to the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation and the Vietnam War. She was, however, involved in two major collisions with allied vessels; though Melbourne was found not to be the primary cause of either incident.

The first collision occurred on the evening of 10 February 1964, in which Melbourne rammed and sank the RAN destroyer HMAS Voyager, when the latter altered course across her bow. 82 of Voyager's personnel were killed, and two Royal Commissions were held to investigate the incident.

The second collision occurred in the early morning of 3 June 1969, when Melbourne also rammed the United States Navy (USN) destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in similar circumstances. 74 American personnel died, and a joint USN–RAN Board of Inquiry was held. These incidents, along with several minor collisions, shipboard accidents and aircraft losses, led to the reputation that Melbourne was jinxed.

Melbourne was paid off from RAN service in 1982. A proposal to convert her for use as a floating casino failed, and a 1984 sale was cancelled, before she was sold for scrap in 1985 and towed to China for breaking. The scrapping was delayed so Melbourne could be studied by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) as part of a secret project to develop a Chinese aircraft carrier and used to train PLAN aviators in carrier flight operations.
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Sold - the both boxes to Wendar .. I suspect they are worth a GOOD deal more than $75 each. :)
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Still ploughing thru the boxes of coins from Estate and found another THREE of these - $A80 each, 2 for $A150, or the 3 for $A200 - to the first member who types ''SOLD''!

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SOLD all 3 Richard Order to follow
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Well bought - darn scarce animals I'd suggest. :)
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