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Australia 1985 Uncirculated Mint Coin Set

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Australia 1985 Uncirculated Mint Coin Set

The first mint set to include a $1 coin.

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Australia 1985 Uncirculated Mint Coin Set

The first Australian mint set to include a one dollar coin and the first with the Maklouf portrait of Elizabeth II.

The Australian one dollar coin was introduced to the general public part way through 1984, while the mint set was introduced earlier in the year - the 1985 mint set is the first to include a $1 coin.

The Machin portrait of Elizabeth II was seen to be a little dated by 1985, so the switch was made to the more modern portrait by Raphael Maklouf.

The mint sets between 1985 and 1996 are an interesting series - many of them include coins that weren't ever issued for circulation! You'll never find a 5¢ piece dated 1985 in your change, because they were only ever put out in the mint sets.

This means the mint sets will be much tougher to get in years to come - a lot of them will be broken by collectors just wanting the 5¢ coins.

The coins in this set are in perfect condition, as is the packaging. It comes with the original protective outer sleeve.