To celebrate the bicentenary of Governor King's proclamation in 1800
*Coloured and 99.9% Pure Silver Proof Coin
*Presented in a brown velvet and satin lined box with Certificate of Authenticity.
Proclamation coins of Australia is one of only 18,457 especially produced for collectors.
On 19 November 1800, the Governor of New South Wales issued a proclamation with attempted to standardise the value of the colony's cooper, silver and gold coins. Originating from countries far and wide, these coins have become known as Proclamation Coins of Australia, representing the first series of Australian collectable coins.
One of the coins in use during this period was the 1797 British Penny which featured Britannia - a female figure representing the British Empire. This remarkable coin was the first coin to be minted using Matthew Boulton's steam powered press. Earning the nickname of 'Cartwheel' through its large size and weight, the coin was used as a substitute for measuring weights in produce markets.
To celebrate bicentenary of Governor King's proclamation in 1800 which attempted to standardise the value of the wide variety of coins circulating in the New South Wales colony at the time.
The reverse design was sculpted by Wojclech Pietranik based on the original design of the 1797 British Penny. The obverse features the current effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The coin is presented by the Royal Australian Mint in a beautiful brown velvet and satin lined presentation case. It comes in the original box, complete accompanied by the 10083 numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Please note that the box or case may be slightly worn or marked; however, the coin is in mint condition encased in a protective capsule.
Limited Minting of 18,457 coins