|Description||This medal was ordered to be struck when the Society received its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1831, it replacing an earlier type. The first|
impression was issued in 1834. It is struck in gold, and awarded annually or otherwise, as the Council determines.
Obverse: bust of Sir Isaac Newton, left profile, hair short, neck bare. Reverse: Herschel's telescope
|InscriptionContent||Obverse: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY INST: MDCCCXX. Below: NUBEM PELLENTE MATHESI. On truncation: W. WYON . ARA . MINT. In exergue: NEWTON|
Reverse: QUICQUID NITET NOTANDUM. In exergue: STRUCK BY PERMISSION OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE REVD. CHARLES TURNOR . 1840.