Australian 1996 Proof Six Coin Year Set from the Royal Australian Mint – Set Sir Henry Parkes
Date Listed 05/12/2018
Australian 1996 Proof Six Coin Year Set – Set Sir Henry Parkes “Father of Federation” (1815 – 1896)
Featuring the limited release $1 coin design depicting the “Father of Federation,” Sir Henry Parkes, one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Australian politics.
The obverse of each coin features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Raphael Maklouf.
The reverse of the 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c coins were created by Stuart Devlin, the $2 coin was designed by Horst Hahne, and the $1 coin was designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik.
The proof coins in this set are struck on specially prepared blanks using hand-polished dies. The finished product is a mirror-like flat surface complemented by a delicately frosted raised design. Once minting is complete, all dies are destroyed.
Self-collection near Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT vicinity or a mutually agreed location
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