1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Burke & Wills 150 Years
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
150th Anniversary of Burke and Wills’ intrepid expedition
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Portrayal of Burke and Wills as they are represented in Charles Summers’ sculpture on the corner of Melbourne’s Swanston and Collins Streets
BURKE & WILLS
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in a PNC. (56,065 Copies)
The Perth Mint has created this coin to mark the 150th anniversary of Burke and Wills’ intrepid expedition, which left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria in August 1860. The first European settlers to cross the Australian continent from south to north, the heroes’ remarkable accomplishment turned to tragedy, however, when they perished on the return leg.
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|2010 P||56,065||UNC in PNC|
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