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Proof Coin Set - Bass Strait Discovery Bicentenary, Australia, 1998 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 40998

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

Six coin set of $2, $1, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent and 5 cent housed in a sealed clear plastic container which is mounted in a blue foulder issued to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of Bass Strait by George Bass and Matthew Flinders in 1798.
Description:
An six coin set of $2, $1, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent and 5 cent housed in an ultrasonically sealed clear styrene plastic container which is mounted in a blue foulder. The reverse types are standard for each denomination except the fifty cent which features portraits of George Bass and Matthew Flinders over a map depicting their discovery route of Bass Strait. All coins are struck with mirror fields and matt relief. The set is stored in a mint issue cardboard box with a printed pamphlet all of which should be retained.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Mint, 2000
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 118 mm (Width), 170 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions given are for closed container. If coins are to be displayed in container double the width. If they are to be displayed removed from blue container allow Width 115 mm length 150 mm and height 7 mm.

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Tagged with: exploration
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, 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: proof sets
Series: Proof Set
DateEra: 1998 AD
Obverse Description: All coins bear a head of Elizabeth II crowned and wearing pearl ear-ring and necklace facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998; incuse on neck truncation the artist's initials RDM (Raphael Maklouf)
Reverse Description: Standard types for each denomination except the fifty cent which features portraits of George Bass and Matthew Flinders over a map depicting their discovery route of Bass Strait with the legend: GEORGE BASS MATTHEW FLINDERS DISCOVERY OF BASS STRAIT 1798 - 1998
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Cover : ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
Fifty Cent Reverse: GEORGE BASS MATTHEW FLINDERS DISCOVERY OF BASS STRAIT 1798 - 1998
Shape: Round
Material: Aluminium Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1998
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Person Depicted: George Bass, Australia, 1998
Person Depicted: Matthew Flinders, Australia, 1998

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