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2001 PLATINUM AUSTRALIA $100 NGC PERFECT PROOF 70 ULTRA CAMEO FEDERATION" ONLY 57 MINTED

2001 PLATINUM AUSTRALIA $100 NGC PERFECT PROOF 70 ULTRA CAMEO FEDERATION" ONLY 57 MINTED
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Country of Origin: Australia

 

THE KOALA SERIES 2001 RARE PROOF ISSUE: AUSTRALIAN STORIES - FEDERATION

CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 70 ULTRA CAMEO

THE FIRST COLORIZED PLATINUM COIN EVER TO BE ISSUED!

OBV: PORTRAIT BUST OF ELIZABETH II IN TIARA RIGHT; DENOMINATION BELOW.

REV: WITHIN CIRCLE 3/4 FACING HEAD OF SIR HENRY PARKES WITH COLORIZED AUSTRALIAN FLAG BEHIND; TO THE RIGHT OF PORTRAIT IS A SMALL STANDING UNIFORMED FIGURE (HRH THE DUKE OF CORNWALL AND YORK) RIGHT WITH DOCUMENTS IN HAND AND STANDING ON A SIX-POINTED AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH STAR; PERTH MINTMARK BEHIND STANDING FIGURE; OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA ABOVE; LEGEND AROUND INNER CIRCLE BOTTOM "AUSTRALIAN STORIES - FEDERATION"; DATE AT BOTTOM OF OUTER BORDER.  

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ENGLISH BORN SIR HENRY PARKES, GCMG (1815-1896) WAS THE EARLIEST ADVOCATE IN THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES FOR A FEDERAL COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL WHICH LED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE  COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. SIR HENRY IS KNOWN AS "THE FATHER OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION". THE FEDERATION FOUNDED IN 1901, AND CELEBRATED BY THIS REMARKABLE COIN BY HONORING THIS "FOUNDING FATHER" OF AUSTRALIA AND STRUCK FOR THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FEDERATION.

UPON THE FOUNDING OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA IN 1901, THE DUKE OF CORNWALL AND YORK, THE FUTURE KING GEORGE V (1865-1936; REIGNED 1910-1936), OPENED THE FIRST SESSION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT AT THE ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING IN MELBOURNE DURING HIS TOUR OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

ALSO PICTURED ON THE REVERSE IS OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN CANBERRA, WHICH WAS USED FROM 1927-1928, AND NOW HOUSES THE MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY.

CONTAINS 31.1035 GRAMS OF 999.5 PURE PLATINUM (1.0 OZ APW)

32 MM IN DIAMETER

 1,275 PLANED MINTAGE

(PERTH MINT RECORDS UPDATED THERE WERE ONLY 57 SALES RECORDED, UPDATED NOV 28 2012)

PERTH MINT

 

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