1 Dollar - Elizabeth II "Father of Federation" Silver Proof
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
100th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Henry Parkes
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Image of Sir Henry Parkes, the Father of Federation
SIR HENRY PARKES 1815-1896
"FATHER" OF FEDERATION
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
In 1996 the RAM released a $1 coin into circulation that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Parkes. Known as the "Father of Federation" he did not support the concept strongly until the last few years of his political life. The general consensus of his support is that it was one of convenience, but despite this he is known for a strong speech at Tenterfield urging Federation of the colonies of Australia. His reasons for doing so were mixed at best, and he is recorded as saying that federation would be a great idea so that trouble makers in Broken Hill would become South Australia's problem and not those of NSW!
This is the Silver Proof edition of the NCLT coin that was released by the RAM in a capsule in a plush case with only interrupted reeding. No milled edge version was released as per earlier editions of Silver 25mm Australian Dollar coin.
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