1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Steam train heading right over a representation of railway tracks and sleepers.
1917 - 2017
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in PNC Issue 17 of 2017 (7,500 Copies)
This postal numismatic cover includes two official Australia Post $1 stamps featuring iconic advertising posters from 1930 and 1960. The first shows a figure on a camel viewing a G-class locomotive as it speeds across the desert towards Perth, and the second displays the first diesel locomotive GM1, in service between 1951 and 1967. The stamps are postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity. Each coin is housed in an illustrated card and presented in an envelope featuring photographic images of the railway.
The Trans-Australian Railway opened on 22 October 1917 after five years of arduous construction work across the Nullabor desert. The railway ran between Port Augusta in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and provided nation-building infrastructure that linked the east and western coasts of Australia. It also delivered the platform for successful negotiations to encourage Western Australia to join the Commonwealth of Australia and establish the Australian Federation.
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|2017 P||7,500||100%||UNC in PNC|
|2017 P||300||0%||UNC in PNC - ANDA Perth Money Expo|
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