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Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Image of Sir Douglas Mawson in front of a map of the Antarctic Territory
INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIANS: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
SIR DOUGLAS MAWSON 1882-1958 1 DOLLAR
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
In 2008 the Royal Australian Mint introduced a new series of NCLT one dollar coins dedicated to Inspirational Australians. The fifth coin released and dated 2012 was issued in an unusual shaped Coincard.
This fifth coin recognises and honours Sir Douglas Mawson. Mawson is well known for pioneering Antarctic exploration as he led the Australasian Antarctic expedition in 1911, which was the first major scientific and geological study of this continent. This was the most famous undertaking by the explorer, scientist, geologist and university professor in a life dedicated to science.
The coin was also the only coin in the Inspirational Australian's series to be released in a PNC by Australia Post.
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|2012||24,951||67%||UNC in Coincard|
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