Sunday, May 26, 2013

Australia 50 cents 2013 - 100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps

New CuNi commemorative:

"100 Years of Commonwealth Stamps"

At the point of Australian federation in 1901, all six-governing colonies had been operating their own postal services and issuing their own stamps. This system was changed in March 1901 with the establishment of the Post-master General's Department, meaning all then-current colony stamps became de facto Commonwealth stamps.



SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Weight: 15.55 g
Diameter: 31.51 mm
Shape: 14-sided
Edge: plain


(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

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