Detailed information about Coin: One Dollar 1996 Sir Henry Parkes from Australia
Coin commemorating the centenary of the Constitutional Conventions that led to Federation and the role of Sir Henry Parkes, widely acknowledged as the "Father of Federation".
Designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik.
No regular (Mob of Roos) one dollar coins were released in 1996.
|Face value||1 (x Dollar)||Type||One Dollar Circulating Commemorative|
|Mintage||26,572,010 (26.6 million)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II||Effigy||Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||22||Thickness (mm)|
Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).
|Obverse inscription||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996|
Portrait of Sir Henry Parkes, a 19th century Australian politician widely acknowledged as the "Father of Federation" of Australia; bearded, three-quarters right. Around incuse on left, SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896; around on right, "FATHER" OF FEDERATION. Below the portrait, the denomination 1 DOLLAR.
SIR HENRY PARKES 1815 - 1896 "FATHER" OF FEDERATION 1 DOLLAR
|Edge||Milled interrupted, in seven sections||Edge inscription||
|Privy mark letter C||252,000 (included in main number)||(hover mouse for text)|
|Privy mark letter S||49,900 (included in main number)||(hover mouse for text)|
|Privy mark letter B||30,000 (included in main number)||(hover mouse for text)|
|Privy mark letter M||20,110 (included in main number)||(hover mouse for text)|
|Privy mark A||20,000 (included in main number)||(hover mouse for text)|
|Silver proof||20,000||(hover mouse for text)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Australia KM# 310, 310a (Silver proof)|
|Museum Victoria Collections||2016||Coin description||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mint||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mintage||link|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Mintage||Circulation and privy mark mintages|
|Museum Victoria Collections||2016||Varieties||link||Silver proof|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Varieties||Privy marks|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Design||link|
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|Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Dollar, Sir Henry Parkes 1815-1896 Commemorative||Australian Coin Collecting Blog - Australian Dollar Coins - 1996 Henry Parkes Centenary|
|Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Dollar, Sir Henry Parkes 1815-1896 Commemorative, Australia|
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