Thursday, January 27, 2011

Australia 1 dollar 2011 - Merino Ram

New circulating commemorative:

"Ram Design" from a old Australia Shilling coin

This new 1 Dollar Ram's head coin design continues the celebration in 2011 of Australian wool and the role it played in the development of modern Australia. The original design of the ram was modeled on a champion Merino at the Annual Sydney Sheep Show in 1932 and came to be known as the Shilling Ram.



(information and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Designer: G. K. Gray

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