2017 $1 Centenary Of The Trans-Australian Railway Melbourne 'M' Counterstamp Uncirculated Aluminium Bronze Coin

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Product Code 34808
Brand The Royal Australian Mint

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2017 $1 Centenary Of The Trans-Australian Railway Melbourne 'M' Counterstamp Uncirculated Aluminium Bronze Coin

Struck on The Royal Australian Mint's Travelling Press in a special Royal Melbourne Show Pack.

Exclusive to the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show.

After a century of picturesque journeys and connecting the Australian landscape from east to west, the Trans-Australian Railway has been captured in the Royal Australian Mint's 2017 Mintmark suite.

With a range of uncirculated and proof finishes, coin collectors, history buffs and rail enthusiasts will be 'all aboard' for these stunning coins.

Only 100 years ago, the wide brown land of Australia was a spectacular, but impassable terrain.

With 4000 kilometres between the east and west coasts, and some of the driest and hottest land one can encounter, unity across the country was a distant hope.

In the late 1800's, with Australia's Federation on the horizon, Western Australia Premier Sir John Forrest promised the railway line to the people of his colony, to maintain their enthusiasm about joining the new nation. In October 1917, the 1698 kilometre track was opened, stretching from Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta, and traversing the spectacular but foreboding Nullabor Plain.

In the century that has passed, freight, mail and passengers have all been carried across the Railway line, with journeys ranging from practical and functional to whimsical and extravagant. Upon opening, it united a young country like never before. One hundred years later, it continues to be a celebrated and iconic piece of the Australian story.

A celebration of the centenary of the iconic Trans-Australian Railway

The coin's reverse features an artistic impression of a train crossing the Australian landscape on the Railway line.

Each coin's obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender.

Denomination :      $1

Metal :                  Aluminium Bronze

Finish :                 Uncirculated

Weight :               9.00 gms

Diameter :            25.00 mm

Mintage :              TBA

Reverse Designer : T. Dean

Authenticity :         Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging




2017 $1 Centenary Of The Trans-Australian Railway Melbourne 'M' Counterstamp Uncirculated Aluminium Bronze Coin

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