AUSTRALIA 1995 ONE DOLLAR SILVER PROOF Centenary of Waltzing Matilda commemorative. Purity: 92.5% Weight: 11.49g Nett: 0.34ozt
The Waltzing Matilda commemorative $1 coin, struck to incredible proof condition in pure silver.
- Contains 11.66g 925 Fine Silver
- Packaged in presentation box
- Limited mintage of 20,000
Obverse: Features the traditional portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Maklouf portrait)
The proof silver one dollar coins are the second most popular products that the RAM makes each year (the mint sets have been best sellers for decades!), largely due to the unique beauty and appeal of the coins when struck in silver.
There's something about seeing these commemorative designs when they've been struck in pure silver - the frosted relief on a mirrored background makes them stand out really well, and they look far better than they do when (if!) you can get them out of your change.
The Waltzing Matilda commemorative dollar coin struck a nostalgic chord as soon as it was released. The UNC version was the first to be released in the now popular coloured cardboard sleeve, this packaging (together with the extra information on the background to the coin being issued) definitely had a positive impact on sales. The one dollar silver proof version had a fairly tight mintage, and remains scarce.