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Proof Coin Set - Kingsford Smith, Australia, 1997 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 40997

Summary:
Australia
Proof Coin Set, 1997
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith 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.
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 dollar coin which commemorates the centenary of the birth of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, it features a portrait of Sir Charles above his Fokker F.VIIb-3m "Southern Cross" aircraft. 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: flights
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Charles Kingsford Smith, Pioneer Aviator (1897-1935)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof sets
Series: Proof Set
DateEra: 1997 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 1997; incuse on neck truncation the artist's initials RDM (Raphael Maklouf)
Reverse Description: Standard types for each denomination except the dollar coin which commemorates the centenary of the birth of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, it features a portrait of Sir Charles above his Fokker F.VIIb-3m "Southern Cross" aircraft with the legend: SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH 1897 1935 SOUTHERN CROSS 1 DOLLAR
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Cover : ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
Dollar Reverse: SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH 1897 1935 SOUTHERN CROSS 1 DOLLAR
Shape: Round
Material: Aluminium Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1998
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Person Depicted: Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1997

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