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2019 $1 The Eureka Stockade Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

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2019 $1 The Eureka Stockade Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

- Mintage 6,500

- Royal Australian Mint

- Australian Legal Tender

- Full Colour Envelope

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2019 $1 The Eureka Stockade Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

The Eureka flag that flew above a wooden stockade on the goldfields of Ballarat, Victoria, is hailed by many Australian as the symbol of an uprising that led to a more egalitarian democracy.

This 2019 $1 Coin & Stamp Cover commemorates the 1854 Eureka rebellion, a bold clash between miners and the government that changed history.

The goldfield of Victoria in the 1850s were a rough place. Miners clashed with police as the government enforced unsustainably harsh fees and restrictions. A potential uprising brewed. In November 1854 rebellious miners, under their leader Peter Lalor, erected a wooden stockade on the goldfields of Ballarat, and unfurled their newly created Eureka flag.

On 3 December 1854 the tension surged into violence. A force of police and sliders, well-armed, rushed the stockade. At least thirty miners and five police were killed, with innocent bystanders caught up in the violence.

Although the miners were soundly defeated, their rebellion brought their plight to the attention of a sympathetic public and provoked a Commission of Enquiry. The eureka Stockade eventually lead to a more egalitarian government, and the Eureka flag is still valued as the symbol of an uprising that changed the face of Australia's democracy.

The reverse design reflects the violent uprising of the Eureka Stockade.

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

Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.

Issued as Australian Legal Tender, the uncirculated base metal coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin's reverse and obverse designs.

The designs also includes the inscription "EUREKA STOCKADE 1854". Postmarked First Day of Issue 13th August 2019, Ballarat VIC 3350.

Coin is housed in a full colour Australia Post envelope, along with commemorative stamp.

Denomination : $1

Quality : Uncirculated

Metal : Aluminium Bronze

Weight : 13.50 gms

Diameter : 30.60 mm

Mintage : 6,500

Certificate of Authenticity : Australia Post Seal of Authenticity

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2019 $1 The Eureka Stockade Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2019 $1 The Eureka Stockade Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2019 $1 The Eureka Stockade Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

- Mintage 6,500

- Royal Australian Mint

- Australian Legal Tender

- Full Colour Envelope

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