1997 $1 Silver Proof Coin - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
In 1997 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Kingsford-Smith the Royal Australian Mint released $1 Siver Proof Coin. This fine silver proof coin is one of just 20 000 commemorative one dollar coins. This fine silver proof coin is one of just 20 000 commemorative $1 coins. Each of the limited mintage legal tender coins is individually struck from a carefully prepared blank, producing a delicately frosted raised image complemented by a highly polished mirror-like background.
Coin reverse was designed by Wojciech Pietranik. The obverse design is the traditional portrait of Queen Elisabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More