2020 $1 Eureka ! Australia's Gold Rush AlBr Mintmark & Privy Mark 4 Coin Uncirculated Set
- The Third Release of three-year theme Colonial Australia
- C Mintmark, S B & M Privy Mark Coins
- Blister Type Presentation Card
- Australian Legal Tender
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2020 $1 Eureka ! Australia's Gold Rush AlBr Mintmark & Privy mark 4 Coin Uncirculated Set
The discovery of gold in Australia set off a wild chain of events that ultimately led to Federation and the development of modern Australia.
An unexpected hero of the gold rush was the hardy camel, an animal imported to Australia by enterprising 'Afgan' cameleers, responsible for bringing water and supplies to remote miners and settlers in places unreachable by horses.
Camels and their Afgan handlers played a crucial role in the development of Western Australia's gold mining industry. After gold was discovered in Western Australia, large numbers of cameleers travelled to the region.
Camels were ideal animals for the vast distances of Western and South Australia., They traveled well in a desert climate, could manages for a long time without water, and could feed on the scrubby local vegetation. They were able to carry large amounts , and soon became invaluable for hauling food, water and equipment to prospecting sites.
The descendants of many cameleers and their charges still live in Australia. Their stories are celebrated in this set of four 2020 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark coin;s
This is the third release in a three-year theme of Colonial Australia.
Each package features an illustration of Australia's goldfields camels.
The set contains 'C' Mintmark and 'S', 'B', 'B' Privy Mark coins.
The coin's obverses feature Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark.
Displayed within a blister presentation card.
Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.
Denomination : 4 x $1
Metal : Aluminium Bronze
Weight : 9.00 gms
Diameter : 25mm
Finish : Uncirculated
Mintage : 15,000
Issued by : Royal Australian Mint
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