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1998 One Dollar Silver Proof Coin Howard Florey

1998 One Dollar Silver Proof Coin Howard Florey

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The Sir Howard Florey commemorative $1 coin, struck to incredible proof condition in pure silver.

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AUSTRALIA 1998 ONE DOLLAR SILVER PROOF Centenary of Sir Howard Florey. Obverse: Maklouf portrait of Elizabeth II to right; Reverse: Bust of Howard Florey Purity: 99.99% Weight: 11.66g Nett: 0.37ozt

The Sir Howard Florey commemorative $1 coin, struck to incredible proof condition in pure silver.

The proof silver one dollar coins are the second most popular products that the RAM makes each year (the mint sets have been best sellers for decades!), largely due to the unique beauty and appeal of the coins when struck in silver.

There's something about seeing these commemorative designs when they've been struck in pure silver - the frosted relief on a mirrored background makes them stand out really well, and they look far better than they do when (if!) you can get them out of your change.

The 1998 $1 silver proof coin features the man regarded by the Australian scientific and medical community as probably its greatest scientist. Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, said that in terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia. Although it wasn't instantly popular when it first came out, the scarcity of the coin has seen it remain in strong demand with collectors over the years.