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Australia 2009-P Postal Service 200th Anniversary Bicentennial $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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Coin and stamp collecting collide on this colorful and dynamic proof silver dollar!

Sold out at the Mint! The Australia Post and the Perth Mint have teamed up to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first organized postal delivery in Australia. On March 25, 1809, Isaac Nichols was appointed Postmaster of New South Wales.


Coin & Stamp Set package Nichols was actually a former convict who had arrived in Australia with the Third Fleet, a group of 11 ships that sailed from the UK to the Sydney penal colony in 1791. Authorities had been impressed with Nichols, noting his diligence as well as his sobriety! Nichols took on the organization and distribution of mail brought in by ship to Sydney, creating the first postal service in Australia.

This proof finish, pure silver dollar is part of a two item program commemorating the bicentennial of the first organized mail service in Australia. This program also includes a colorful, first day of issue coin & stamp set (pictured above).


Obverse
Australia 2009 200th Anniversary of the Postal Service Silver $1 in packageA full color portrait of Isaac Nichols as he steps aboard a ship to collect the incoming mail. The legend around the rim reads 200 YEARS OF POSTAL SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark also appears.

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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, taupe leatherette luxury presentation case lined with black velvet and satin, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist R Shackel (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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