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Australia 1996 Uncirculated Mint Coin Set Henry Parkes

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Australia 1996 Uncirculated Mint Coin Set Henry Parkes

Marking a century since the death of the Father of Federation.

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Australia 1996 Uncirculated Mint Coin Set

Centenary of Sir Henry Parkes commemorative

Commemorating a century since the passing of Australia's Father of Federation.

Australia has been producing mint year sets ever since decimal currency was introduced in 1966. The coins in mint sets are just the same as those we see in circulation, but are in perfect condition.

The 1996 $1 coin features the (somewhat unattractive) bust of Sir Henry Parkes - a key figure leading up to Australia's federation in 1901.

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 10¢ piece dated 1996 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 coins inside them!

The coins in this set are in perfect condition, as is the packaging.