This piece is a commemorative coin, which pays tribute to the contributions made to Australian culture by the Stockman. This particular coin is just one out of a set of five $5 proof coins, all which were struck into sterling Silver. Australia is a country of rich culture there are people and events that have contributed to making it so. Each coin celebrates the achievements or effects of significant people and pastimes which have helped to shape the national Identity that Australia holds proud today. Those chosen to feature on the coins are believed to have played an important role in inspiring and motivating others on both an individual basis and a national one. Joining the Stockman in this collection of people and pastimes that helped shape Australia are Henry Lawson, Dame Nellie Melba, Tom Roberts and horse racing. Together they make up a set known as "Shaping National Identity", which was released in 1996 from the Masterpieces in Silver collection struck by the Royal Australian Mint.
This coin struck in sterling silver had the reverse designed by Wojciech Pietranik, who has worked regularly on the Masterpieces
in Silver collections for the RAM. A stockman is featured on the
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