Lachlan Macquarie, who began his 11-year tenure as Governor of New South Wales 200 years ago on 1 January 1810, ushered in unprecedented social, economic and architectural development in the colony founded in 1788 as a prison for British offenders. The reverse design is accompanied by his portrait, images of Sydney's Rum Hospital, and a holey dollar and dump. The design also incorporates a representation of words in an 1817 dispatch in which Macquarie urged Britain to formally adopt the name Australia. The coin comes with a Numbered Certificate of Authenticity, and is in a display case and box-shipper portraying Lachlan Macquarie.
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