1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Eureka Stockade
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Colonial military forces arrayed in front of the famed Eureka Stockade. Flying over the stockade is the symbolic Eureka Flag with the stars of the Southern Cross prominent.
EUREKA STOCKADE 1854
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Eureka Stockade the RAM released an NCLT Aluminium-bronze dollar coin with (C), (E), (S), (B), and (M) Counterstamps. These were available for General Sale, and at various Royal & Coin Shows throughout the Country in a folding Coincard. At some of the Coin Shows they were able to be Counterstamped using the Mobile Press. Three coins are known to have escaped without a Counterstamp.
1854 saw the biggest act of rebellion in the short history of Australia at Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria. Some 10-15,000 miners protesting against extremely high mining license fees, corrupt government agents, and the total lack of rights for miners (such as the rights to own land and the right to vote) formed the Ballarat Reform League. Over the period of a few weeks they organised a rag tag military force, designed and flew their own Eureka flag (the famous blue and white southern cross flag used to this day as a sign of protest) In December 1854 a combined force of police and soldiers marched to Ballarat intent on putting the rebellion down. The miners fortified themselves within a shabby barricade of wagons and timber (the "Eureka Stockade").
A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in a plush square blue box with numbered certificate but without a Mintmark or Counterstamp.
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|2004||3||Show Coins Missing Counterstamps|
|2004 (B)||32,142||Brisbane Counterstamp (General Sale)|
|2004 (B)||1,693||Brisbane Counterstamp (Mobile Press ANDA Show)|
|2004 (C)||70,913||Canberra Counterstamp (General & Dealer Sales)|
|2004 (C)||Canberra Counterstamp (MYO Gallery Press) Mintage Unknown|
|2004 (E)||89,276||Eureka Counterstamp (General Sale)|
|2004 (E)||6,672||Eureka Counterstamp (Mobile Press)|
|2004 (E)||50||Eureka Counterstamp (Mobile Press) VIP Edition|
|2004 (M)||28,342||Melbourne Counterstamp (General Sale|
|2004 (M)||9,184||Melbourne Counterstamp (Mobile Press Royal Show)|
|2004 (S)||35,483||Sydney Counterstamp (General Sale)|
|2004 (S)||9,615||Sydney Counterstamp (Mobile Press Royal Show)|
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