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1996 Five Dollar Proof Bradman

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1996 Five Dollar Proof Bradman

Honoring Australia's most loved sportsman.

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AUSTRALIA 1996 FIVE DOLLAR PROOF Sir Donald Bradman commemorative. Obverse: Maklouf portrait of Elizabeth II to right; Reverse: Bradman playing drive shot

The general public was taken by surprise when the RAM issued a $5 coin to commemorate the opening of the new Commonwealth Parliament House in Canberra in 1988. This was easily the largest decimal coin produced in Australia until that time, and many non-collectors decided to set them aside for the kids. The popularity of the coin ensured that future editions were released by the RAM every two years. The design for 1996 shows Australia's most famous sportsman, Sir Donald Bradman, in full swing. This coin is one of a select few issued by the RAM whose price has stayed above issue price ever since it first came out - not bad for a coin that has been out for over a decade now!, Hardly surprising - it's in demand with cricket fans and sporting memorabilia buyers as well as coin collectors.