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Coin Set - 1 Dollar, Sir Henry Parkes 1815-1896 Commemorative, Uncirculated, Australia, 1996 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33910

Summary:
Australia
Dollar 1996 S (in collector's coin pack)
Commemorating the centenary of the death of Sir Henry Parkes, 1815 - 1896
Mint: Royal Australian

Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra at the Royal Agricultural Show in Sydney
Description:
An aluminium-bronze 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 mint mark S is in the field after the word FEDERATION. The coin is in a blue and white coin pack (147 * 67 mm when opened). The packaging provides the portrait of Sir Henry on which the coin design was based and some biographical details.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Australian Mint, 1996
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 67 mm (Height), 148 mm (Length)
Weight: 9.09 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Length and width for packaging when opened, Diameter for coin. Weight for coin only

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, yolo
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: uncirculated sets
Series: Royal Show
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. The mint mark S is in the field after the word FEDERATION.
Edge Description: Milled
Material: Aluminium Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1996
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1996
Artist: Raphael Maklouf
Artist: Vladimir Gottwald
Person Depicted: Sir Henry Parkes, 1996

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