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Coin Set - Uncirculated, Australia, 1998 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 40994

Summary:
Australia
Uncirculated Coin Set, 1998
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

A six coin set of 2 dollar, 1 dollar, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent housed in a printed pack which gives some details of the the role of the discovery of Bass Strait by Matthew Flinders and George Bass in 1798. This set contains the commemorative Bass and Flinders fifty cent coin.
Description:
A six coin set of 2 dollar, 1 dollar, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent housed in a printed pack which gives some details of the the role of the discovery of Bass Strait by Matthew Flinders and George Bass in 1798. This set contains the commemorativeBass and Flinders fifty cent coin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Mint, 2000
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 150 mm (Width), 230 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: This measurement was done with the pack opened.

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Tagged with: australian exploration
Themes this item is part of: Horst Hahne, Coin Engraver, Royal Australian Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Wojciech Pietranik, Sculptor & Engraver, Royal Australian Mint (1950-?), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, George Bass, Surgeon & Navigator (circa 1771-1803)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: uncirculated sets
Series: Uncirculated sets
DateEra: 1998 AD
Obverse Description: All coins bear a crowned head of Elizabeth II facing right wearing perl ear-rings and necklace; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Reverse Description: Standard types for: $2 - Aboriginal; $1 five kangaroos; 20 cent - platypus; 10 cent - lyrebird; 5 cent - spiny anteater.
Commemorative reverse for: 50 cent - portraits of Bass and Flinders set over a map of their exploration of Bass Strait
Inscriptions: 1998 UNCIRCULATED COIN SET BASS & FLINDERS
Shape: Rectangle
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1998
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Horst Hahne - Royal Australian Mint

Designed reverse of $2 coin.
Artist: Raphael Maklouf

Designed the obverse portrait of Elizabeth II, which was used on Australian coinages from 1985 until 1998.
Artist: Wojciech Pietranik - Royal Australian Mint, Australia

Designed reverse of Bass & Flinders fifty cents coin.
Person Depicted: George Bass
Person Depicted: Matthew Flinders

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