Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Australia 1 dollar 2013 - Slim Dusty

New commemorative:

"Inspirational Australians: Slim Dusty"

Known as Australia's King of Country but born David Gordon Kirkpatrick, the name Slim Dusty has been synonymous with Australian country music for nearly seventy years. When he made his first recording in 1942 it was on a 78rpm record made at his own expense. 'Song for the Aussies' marked the beginning of an incredible career that saw Slim Dusty release more than 100 albums, win dozens of song writing and recording awards as well as become the first artist to have his music broadcast from space on the 1981 Space Shuttle Columbia mission.

Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

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