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As 2001 marked 100 years since the joining together of the individual self-governing British colonies to form the federation of Australia, the Royal Australian Mint celebrated with a number of specially designed coin collections and series to pay tribute to the historical event. This particular series focuses on the men and women that made a significant contribution to the Federation movement. The reverse of each of the coins bears up to three portraits people stuck onto pure silver. The high quality finish that is achieved on these commemorative silver coins makes them made them a popular addition to any sized collection. This series has a limited mintage of just 10,000. The Centenary of Federation issues from the RAM were finished off with a special Finale Hologram Coin.

Before the continent that we know today as Australia become one nation, it consisted of individual self-governing British colonies. During the mid-late 19th century the idea of a Federation to unify the colonies was considered but it wasn't until 1900 that the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act was passed and given Royal Assent by Queen Victoria.1 On the 1st January 1901 Sir Edmond Barton was signed in as the interim Prime Minister of Australia and collectively the colonies became the states of the Commonwealth of Australia. The two ladies to whom this coin pays tribute are the wives of two of Australia's earliest Prime Ministers, Sir Edmund Barton and Sir George Reid. Flora Reid was appointed a Dame Grand Cross for her work with soldiers injured during the war.

Reid and Barton2001Reid, Forrest and Quick2001Clark, Parkes and Griffith2001Kingston, Barton and Deakin2001Spence, Anderson and Nicholls2001Bathurst Ladies Organising Committee2001Hologram2001
  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMFederation Type VI2001 Silver Proof5,000899192939495Federation Type V2001 Silver Proof5,000899192939495Federation Type IV2001 Silver Proof5,000110110110120120120Federation Type III2001 Silver Proof5,0004949494949140Federation Type II2001 Silver Proof5,000110110110110110120Federation Type I2001 Silver Proof5,000170180180190190500Federation Hologram2001 Silver Proof10,001130130130140140170Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.