1 Dollar - Elizabeth II - 100th Anniversary of Death of Sir Henry Parkes - 3'rd Portrait (1996)

Features

Denomination 1 Dollar
Catalog Number KM# 310
Weight (g) 9
Diameter (mm) 25
Thickness (mm) 2.56
Shape: Round
Composition: Aluminum-Bronze
Not Magnetic
Currency Value (USD) 0.67
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Commemorative

Obverse

Engraved by Raphael David Maklouf
Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1996
RDM


Description:
Crowned Queen Elizabeth II facing right.

Reverse

Engraved by Wojciech Pietranik
Lettering:
SIR HENRY PARKES 1815-1896
"FATHER" OF FEDERATION
1 DOLLAR


Description:
Large head of Sir Henry Parkes half facing right, legend around.
Sir Henry Parkes was a colonial Australian politician and longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales. He has been referred to as the "Father of Federation" due to his early promotion for the federation of the six colonies of Australia and as an early critic of British convict transportation and as a proponent for the expansion of the Australian continental rail network. Parkes delivered his famous Tenterfield Oration in 1889 which lead to his instigation of a conference in 1890 and a Constitutional Convention in 1891, the first of a series of meetings that led to the federation of Australia. He died in 1896, five years before this process was completed. He was described during his lifetime by The Times as "the most commanding figure in Australian politics".

Edge

Description:
Milled at intervals.
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
1996 26,200,000 Common
1996 A 29,127 Common
1996 B 41,128 Common
1996 C 272,980 Common
1996 M 28,030 Common
1996 Proof Not Common
1996 S 72,186 Common

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