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1995 Waltzing Matilda Centenary Coin Fair Issue

.925 Sterling Silver

This celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the song 'Waltzing Matilda' written by Andrew "Banjo" Paterson in western Queensland during January 1895 at old Dagworth Station.
Banjo has immortalized the Australian spirit in a song that for what ever reason has been embraced by the nation as typically Australian.
Although the greater percentage of Australians had, or may still have, no idea what the song really meant or why it was written, they could still identify with the ethos of a fair go.
Waltzing Matilda is, and will always be - The ballad of the fair go.

Intricately frosted against a mirror-finish background the detailed $1 Sterling Silver Proof Coin the a $1 Coin and $1 Note and will create a stunning addition to any collection. On the obverse of the coin appears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Raphael Maklouf.
This iconic issue has proved popular with collectors and non-collectors alike. Although one of the more copious issues, the demand has remained strong.
1995 seems also to be the last of the Coin Fair issue $1 from the RAM, although you can never be sure as they could resume at the Mint's discretion.
This Coin Fair Edition is differentiated by the Silver Printing on the box, along with additional printing inside the lid.


Composition: 92.5% Silver
7.5% Copper
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 11.49 grams
Size: 25.0 mm
Reverse: Vladimir Gottwald
Obverse: Raphael Maklouf