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2002 130th Anniversary Melbourne Mint
|One of the Most exciting releases for 2002 , This is the first Cameo coin made by
the Royal Australian Mint. This stunning fine silver $1 proof coin has been produced to commemorate
the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Melbourne Mint in 1872. The Melbourne Mint, as it
became known, is considered to be the "Mother Mint" of the Royal Australian Mint, as much
of the latter's expertise in and knowledge of minting emanated from the Melbourne Mint. On the
reverse of the coin are two gold "cameos" of the Shield and St George designs that
featured on the first sovereigns produced by the Melbourne Mint in 1872
|This coin is presented in a beautiful leatherette case and comes with a detailed
booklet that explains the workings of the Melbourne mint and also comes with the certificate of
Made to Commemorate the 130 years of the Melbourne mint, this coin is struck in 99.9% Pure Silver and has two 24ct gold sovereign inserts.
Melbourne mint is famous for being the foundation stone for Australian Coin Production Technology. The most Famous Australian coin "the 1930 penny" was minted at the Melbourne mint.