In 1996-7 the Royal Australian Mint produced three $5 legal tender coins as a tribute to this cricketing legend, one of Australia's most respected sportsmen. A 1996 bi-metallic coin was released and the same coin design issued in a 1997 PNC released with the differing coin date.The 1996 proof $5 was a larger coin with a different design, although all depict 'The Don' with a cricket bat. This coin was not bi-metal but made entirely of aluminium bronze.
It was February 25th 2001 when Sir Don passed away and by late March the Prime Minister had announced an official coin programme honouring the late cricket legend. A celebration of his life and achivements in conjunction with the Bradman Foundation, 3 coins were produced from each of Australia's mints' the RAM and the Perth Mint. A 20c coin was also released into circulation in 2001. Quite scarce to find in your change.
In 2008 marking the centenary of his birth another $5 was issued by the Royal Australian Mint in uncirculated aluminium bronze. In conclusion there have been a number of releases by both Australian Mint's in celebration of this greatest cricketer to ever play the game and the greatest sporting achiever of all time. See the table below to bring them all into perspective.
|1996||1996 Bradman Bi-metal $5||Card||Uncirculated||$5||237,728|
|1996||1996 Bradman Bi-metal $5||Westpac Card||Uncirculated||$5||310,213||1996||1996 Bradman Al Br $5||Box||Proof||$30||22,500||1997||1997 Bradman Bi-metal $5||PNC||Uncirculated||$9.95||575,000||2001||2001 Bradman 20c||Circulation||Circ-Unc||20c||10,000,000||2001||2001 Bradman Al Br $5||Card||Uncirculated||$12.95||245,000||2001||2001 Bradman Silver $5||Leatherette Case||Proof||$55||95,000||2001||2001 Bradman Bi-metal Gold/Silver $20||Leatherette Case||Proof||$380||5,000||2001||3 Coin set 2001 $5/$5/$20||Presentation Set||Proof||$447.95||5,000||2008||2008 Bradman Al Br $5||Card||Uncirculated||$18.75||21,356|
Posted by harrisk at April 8, 2011 1:22 PM
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