2013 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin - 25th Anniversary Of Australian Parliament House

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2013 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin - 25th Anniversary Of Australian Parliament House

Australia’s Parliament House was opened on 9 May 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which signaled a new era in the life of the Australian capital. Known at the time as “New Parliament House”, the building design was chosen as part of a two-stage competition process, the winners being New York-based architectural company Mitchell-Giurgolla. Interestingly, the building does not sit on the crest of Capital Hill, but rather rises out of the hill itself. This is meant to symbolize the building rising out of the Australian landscape, ‘as true democracy rises from the state of things'.

In addition to being the seat of Australia’s federal government, Parliament House is also one of Canberra’s most visited tourist attractions, so it is fitting that the Royal Australian Mint has commemorated the 25th anniversary of the building’s opening with the release of Australia’s first ever triangular coin.

COIN FEATURES: Australian legal tender 99.9% Fine Silver Limited mintage of 10 000 First Australian triangular coin Individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity

OTHER RELEASES: 2013 25th Anniversary of Australian Parliament House 20c Uncirculated Coin

PRESENTATION: The coin is presented in a capsule and housed in a leatherette presentation case and printed outer box.

Designer: Tony Dean

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