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2013 2 Coin Uncirculated Year Set - Australian Mining

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Two unique coins, a dollar featuring a man panning for gold and a 20 cents featuring a mining machine

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Australian Mining

2013 2 Coin Uncirculated Year Set – Australian Mining - Please note will ship after the 5th of November 2012

The Royal Australian Mint’s 2013 Two Coin Year Sets recognise the growth of Australian Mining from its humble origins during the nation’s infancy. Though small deposits of coal, lead and copper were found shortly after the establishment of the British colony, it was the discovery of gold near Bathurst in 1851 that lead to the nation’s biggest gold rush that laid the foundation of our economic success.

Early mineral discoveries did make their mark on the fledgling Australian
colony however it was the 1850s gold rush that had the biggest impact on the
nation’s economy, population and identity. Edward Hargraves’ find near
Bathurst, New South Wales, caused gold fever which attracted thousands of
prospectors, and further riches were uncovered in the soils and streams of
Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. Settlements that housed the
diggers, such as Gympie, Ballarat and Kalgoorlie, have become thriving towns
and cities, and mining has grown to become the backbone of Australia’s
primary industry.<p>