2008 200th Anniversary of the Rum Rebellion Holey Dollar & Dump Silver Proof Coin

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2008 200th Anniversary of the Rum Rebellion 1oz Holey Dollar & Dump Silver Proof Coin

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2008 200th Anniversary of the Rum Rebellion 1oz Holey Dollar & Dump Silver Proof Coin

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Exactly 20 years after the First Fleet dropped anchor in Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788, Australia experienced its first, and only, military insurrection – the Rum Rebellion.

This spectacular Australian legal tender set commemorates the 200th anniversary of the extraordinary coup. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, it resembles Australia’s first official coinage – the Holey Dollar & Dump – which was introduced in the aftermath of the famous Rum Rebellion.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

This commemorative Holey Dollar and Dump Set, which marks the 200th anniversary of the Rum Rebellion, is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Historic 'Cartoon' Reverse

The rectangular Dump portrays an historic coloured cartoon of the Rum Rebellion, reproduced with permission from the Mitchell Library. It depicts a rebel’s eye view of Bligh’s arrest, portraying the Governor as a coward hiding in terror beneath a bed – undoubtedly a piece of contemporary political propaganda designed to legitimise the rebels’ action. The missing top right-hand corner of the original has been artistically interpreted by The Perth Mint.

The Dump is surrounded by a Holey Dollar featuring the inscription RUM REBELLION and the year-date 1808, as well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Australian Legal Tender

The set is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Obverses

The obverses of the Holey Dollar and Dump portray the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Unique Combined Denomination

The obverse of the Holey Dollar includes the monetary denomination of $1. The obverse of the Dump includes the monetary denomination of 20c.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a red presentation case, which comes in a brightly illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of these commemorative Holey Dollar and Dump Sets.


(2800)

Denomination$1 .20
Metal99.9% Pure Silver
Mass25.185g 5.95g
Diameter40.6mm 22 x 13
FinishProof
Mintage3,000
MintmarkP
ManufacturerThe Perth Mint
SKU 2800

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