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The Royal Australian Mint

2014 $1 Clever Australia - Medi-Mazing Uncirculated Coin in Card

2014 $1 Clever Australia - Medi-Mazing Uncirculated Coin in Card

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2014 $1 Clever Australia : Medi-Mazing Uncirculated Coin in CardIn UNESCO’s International Year of Crystallography, the Royal Australian Mint, joins the celebrations with a fun and informative coin.The first in a three-coin series called ‘Clever Australia’, this coin focuses on medical breakthroughs and will be a perfect souvenir for those interested in science and medicine, or those who appreciate the value of ideas.In 1912, Lawrence Bragg derived the equation for how to use x-rays to determine the atomic structure of crystals.The science of crystallography the revolutionised the medical profession, with a technique that gave a wealth of insight into the structure of matter.In 1915, Bragg and his father William were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their collaboration on this research.This has been one of many times that bod Australian ideas have led to important medical developments: the pacemaker (which has kept hearts beating), penicillin (which has defeated many a bacterial infection), IVF embryo freezing (which has given life’s greatest gift to many parents) and spray-on skin for burns victims (which has enabled speedy recoveries).This coin celebrates these amazing achievements, and remind us all of the importance of having big ideas and bigger dreams.This uncirculated coin is issued in a presentation card.First coin in the Royal Australian Mint’s Clever Australia Series.Released to coincide with the International Year of Crystallography.Each coin’s reverse features depictions of the five innovations being celebrated, and the series name ‘Clever Australia’ to unite all three coins within the series.Denomination :         $1Quality :                   UncirculatedMetal :                     Aluminium BronzeWeight :                   9 gmsDiameter :                25.00 mmMintage :                  30,000Certificate of Authenticity : Australia Post Seal of AuthenticityAdvertising Date :      16th  June 2014Release Date :           1st July 2014
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