1998 $1 Silver Proof Coin - Howard Florey 1898-1968
Australian scientist Howard Florey is widely recognised around the world as The Man who Developed Penicillin. He made it his life's work to develop the drug to a point where it was a viable common treatment; he saw no need for people to die from simple infections.
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.
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