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Proof Coin Set - Sir Henry Parkes 1815-1896 Commemorative, Uncirculated, Australia, 1996 Reg. No: NU 33915
Proof Coin Set, 1996
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
Sir Henry Parkes 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.
- 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 folder. The reverse types are standard for each denomination except the dollar coin which commemorates the centenary of the death of Sir Henry Parkes, it features a portrait of Sir Henry. 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.
$2 & $1 aluminium-bronze; 50 to 5 cent cupro-nickel.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Australian Mint, 1996
|Dimensions:||114 mm (Width), 159 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Dimensions given are for closed tan container. If coins are to be displayed in container double the width. If they are to be displayed removed from blue container allow Width 105 mm length148 mm and height 7 mm.|
|Tagged with:||australian federation 1901|
|Themes this item is part of:||Horst Hahne, Coin Engraver, Royal Australian Mint, Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Henry Parkes, Politician (1815-1896)|
|Tertiary Classification:||proof sets|
|Obverse Description:||All coins bear a head of Elizabeth II crowned and wearing pearl ear-ring and necklace facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996; 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 death of Sir Henry Parkes, it features a portrait of Sir Henry with the legend: SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896 "FATHER" OF FEDERATION|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Cover : ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
Dollar Reverse: SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896 "FATHER" OF FEDERATION
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint, 1996|
|Artist:||Dr Stuart Devlin|
|Artist:||Horst Hahne - Royal Australian Mint|
|Person Depicted:||Sir Henry Parkes, 1996|
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