2017 Six Coin Uncirculated Set - Effigy of an Era- Ian Rank-Broadley Portrait
Recent years have seen the passing of important milestones related to the Royal Australian Mint and decimal currency in Australia, these themes have appeared on our coins in spectacular fashion. In 2017 RAM present a return to the standard array of circulating coin designs. This set comes beautifully packaged featuring the portraits of Her Majesty on the packaging which have adorned Australian coins since decimal currency was introduced in 1966.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
The first effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to appear on Australian currency was created by Mary Gillick, circulating from 1953. This image of Her Majesty uncrowned and accessible resonated widely with people at the time, and still enjoys popular appeal today. Since then four more effigies have featured on Australian circulating coinage, the current design by Ian Rank-Broadley being adopted in 1999.
Her Majesty has appeared on our currency longer than any other Commonwealth monarch, and in 2017 we share with you on the year set packaging beautiful reproductions of the effigies featured on Australian Decimal Currency.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Produced since 1966 the annual year sets are indispensable in every collection
• This set represents a return to the traditional circulating designs in 2017
• Packaged in a striking tribute to the beautiful designs featured on the obverses of Australian coins since 1966
• Each coin struck to Mint’s world class standards of quality
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