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Proof Coin - 1 Dollar, Sir Henry Parkes 1815-1896 Commemorative, Australia, 1996 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33926

Summary:
Australia
Dollar 1996 (in collector's coin case)
Commemorating the centenary of the death of Sir Henry Parkes, 1815-1896
Proof strike in sterling silver
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra
Description:
An proof silver coin (25.1 mm diameter) featuring on the obverse a crowned head of Elizabeth II facing right, around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996 the artist's initials RDM incuse on the neck truncation. The reverse features the head of Sir Henry, bearded, three-quarters right with the denomination 1 DOLLAR; around incuse on left, SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896, around on right, "FATHER" OF FEDERATION. The coin is in a black coin case with the Australia Arms printed in silver (71 * 67 mm.) The packaging provides the portrait of Sir Henry on which the coin design was based and some biographical details and a certificate of authenticity No. 0006969.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Mint, 1996
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Width), 25 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Diameter

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Tagged with: he will be rembererd
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Henry Parkes, Politician (1815-1896)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Collector Proof
DateEra: 1996 AD
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Obverse Description: A crowned head of Elizabeth II facing right, around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996 the artist's initials RDM incuse on the neck truncation
Reverse Description: Head of Sir Henry, bearded, three-quarters right with the denomination 1 DOLLAR; around incuse on left, SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896, around on right, "FATHER" OF FEDERATION.
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1996
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Australia, 1996
Artist: Raphael Maklouf
Artist: Vladimir Gottwald
Person Depicted: Sir Henry Parkes, 1996

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