|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
1.00 AUD = 0.77 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
100th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Henry Parkes
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
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)
|C||Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)|
In 1996 the RAM released an aluminium bronze dollar 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! (Despite Broken Hill actually being just inside NSW!)
The coin was released in the 1996 standard Proof & Uncirculated Sets without a mintmark.
It was released at various Agricultural Shows etc through the year with relevant Mintmarks, (A, B, C, M, S etc).
It was also included in the annual Baby UNC & Proof sets without a mintmark.
It was also available as a Mint Your Own (MYO) coin at the Public Gallery Press at the RAM with a "C" Mintmark.
It was also available for general retail sale through coin dealers in a small folded coincard with a "C" Mintmark.
Visitors at mints and coin shows were allowed to strike a coin for a fee
A .925 Sterling Silver NCLT non-mintmarked version of the coin was also released.
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|1996||3,985||0.07%||Proof Gumnut Baby Set|
|1996||33,350||17.15||0.6%||Proof Year Set|
|1996||25,727||0.15%||UNC Gumnut Baby Set|
|1996||108,773||0.4%||UNC Year Set|
|1996 A||20,000||1.7%||Adelaide Mintmark (Royal Adelaide Show)|
|1996 B||30,000||4.57||2%||Brisbane Mintmark (Royal Brisbane Show)|
|1996 C||1,500||0.4%||Canberra Mintmark (Canberra Show)|
|1996 C||149,600||9.71||4%||Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press MYO)|
|1996 C||101,760||3.16||0.9%||Canberra Mintmark (Pre Struck Retail)|
|1996 M||20,110||2%||Melbourne Mintmark (Royal Melbourne Show)|
|1996 S||49,964||4.09||3%||Sydney Mintmark (Royal Sydney Show)|
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