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19 Mar 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket 18 March 2022

Coins | Linda_Au

Sir Henry Parkes 1 dollar commemorativeCountry of Issue Australia
Year of Issue 1996
Denomination $1
Weight (g) 9.0000
Metal Aluminium Bronze
Diameter (mm)25.00
Issued By Royal Australian Mint
Portrait of Sir Henry Parkes, a 19th century Australian politician widely acknowledged as the "Father of Federation" of Australia; bearded, three-quarters right. Around incuse on left,SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896; around on right,"FATHER" OF FEDERATION. Below the portrait, the denomination and value1 DOLLAR

And my second find in my loose change

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency 5 cent
Small version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara,
Reproduction of 1953-1964 1 Penny Coin with Kangaroo
Designer:Ian Rank-Broadley
Short beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
Designer:Stuart Devlin
Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 5 Cents
0.05AUD = USD 0.037
This coin was released into circulation by the RAM to commemorate the Changeover 50 years ago in 1966 to decimal currency in Australia.
The Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive 5 Cent coin. The Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian Penny coin as issued between 1953 to 1964. This coin was released into circulation in 2016 alongside the normal definitive version.




Level 5

Why do the coin surfaces look so rough and pitted? Bad material? Aluminum Bronze????


Level 5

Interesting coins. Thanks for sharing.


Level 4

Good job on your descriptions. Nice blog.

AC coin$

Level 6

Great story on commemorative coins .

I. R. Bama

Level 5

A coin to commeorate a coin! Perfect! I like that a whole lot better than most modern U.S. Commemoratives! Nice find! I'm curious: do women really glow and men thunder down under? It must be difficult to sleep at night with glowing women lighting up the bedroom.


Level 6

Nice coins. Is this a "cut and paste" blog?... Kinda seems like it. How about making it more personal in your own words. ; )

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