New South Wales, the Police Bushranger Bronze Specimen Medal, Type II, by Hardy Brothers London circa 1850-1860 AD. Obverse: Crowned Head of Queen Victoria facing left, legend around, “COLONY OF NEW SOUTH WALES V.R.”. Reverse: Coat of Arms above wreath, legend around, “GRANTED FOR GALLANT AND FAITHFUL SERVICE *”. An extremely rare piece, struck as a specimen for the later silver and gold issued medals – the first we have seen in some time. Minor graze to reverse field on naming plate, otherwise choice. Virtually as struck.