The Perth Mint has created an Australian one dollar coin for exclusive inclusion in Australia Postâ€™s Stamp and Coin Cover marking the 150th anniversary of Burke and Willsâ€™ intrepid expedition, which left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria in August 1860. The first European settlers to cross the Australian continent from south to north, the heroesâ€™ remarkable accomplishment turned to tragedy, however, when they perished on the return leg. The one dollar coin is struck from aluminium bronze in uncirculated quality. The coinâ€™s reverse portrays Burke and Wills as they are represented in Charles Summersâ€™ sculpture on the corner of Melbourneâ€™s Swanston and Collins Streets.
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Philatelic Numismatic Covers
Joint Issue Australia Post & Perth Mint