2020 Eureka Australia's Gold Rush - one dollar - C mintmark - set of 5 covers
2020 $1 Uncirculated 'C' Canberra Mintmark Coin - Set of 5 Covers
The discovery of gold in Australia transmuted colonies into thriving cities, old penal settlements into places of shining opportunity, and launched a rush towards Federation.
James Nash - James Nash's discovery of gold in 1867 changed the fortunes of the struggling colony of Queensland, leading to the founding of the town of Gympie.
Lola Montex & The Spider Dance - Gold atttacted visitors to Australia from all walks of life, including spirited performer Lola Montez, whose infamous 'Spider Dance' allegedly saw her showered with gold nuggets from appreciative Ballarat miners.
Adelaide Ingots and Pounds - The population boom led to a currency shortage, so in South Australia ingots and tokens were manufactured of gold. Some of these reate pieces are now in the National Coin Collection.
Jupiter Mosman & Charters Towers - The town of Charters Towers in Queensland owes its existence to a young Indigenous boy, Jupiter Mosman, after he discovered gold in the region in 1871.
Raffaello Carboni at Eureka - the miner's strike at Eureka, Victoria, was chronicled by an Italian intellectual named Raffaello Carboni. His witnessing account of the events contributed to an egalitarian democracy in Australia.
Coin Weight 9 grams
Coin Diameter 25mm
Coins struck and packaged by the Royal Australian Mint.