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2000 One Dollar Proof Ballot Issue Proclamation

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2000 One Dollar Proof Ballot Issue Proclamation

Commemorating 200 years since the first major act of law regarding Australia's coinage.

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AUSTRALIA 2000 ONE DOLLAR PROOF (BALLOT ISSUE) 200th Anniversary Of Governor King's Proclamation

Commemorating 200 years since the first major act of law regarding Australia's coinage.

The RAM came up with an innovative idea in 1996 - they would release a coin to mark 30 years of decimal currency, but would restrict the mintage to only the sum total number of coins ordered by collectors and dealers by the designated cutoff date.

This idea hadn't been tried before, the coins each contained one ounce of pure silver them and they wouldn't be available after the cutoff date - some collectors took the punt while others didn't. Needless to say the series proved popular with the Australian collector community, and it has stayed a part of the RAM's production calendar ever since then.

The design for 2000 shows the reverse of the 1797 Cartwheel penny, the basis of Governor King's proclamation in November, 1800. Just 18, 457 were struck.