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Australia Sydney Swans

2012 Silver Proof One Dollar reverse 2012 Silver Proof One Dollar obverse

2012 Silver Proof One Dollar

Reverse Designer:RAM Design Obverse Designer:Ian Rank-Broadley Size:25mm Weight:11.6g Edge:Interrupted Composition:99.9% Silver


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To celebrate the 2012 AFL (Australian Football League) premierships the Royal Australian Mint released two pieces. This piece celebrates the victory of the Sydney Swans. Thereverse of this piece features the premiership cup along with the legend "2012 AFL PREMIERS SYDNEY SWANS". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012 ONE DOLLAR".

Australian rules football can be traced back to 1857 when it was proposed by Tom Willis that cricketers could play football as way to remain fit during the off-season. The Melbourne Football Club was then formed in 1958 with the first match occurring between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School. The game grew rapidly and the Victorian Football League was established in 1896 with the foundation clubs being - Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne, St Kilda, and South Melbourne. Richmond, Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne would join by 1925 and these twelve Victorian teams made up the bulk of AFL history in Australia. In 1987 teams from outside of Victoria began to be included with the creation of the West Coast Eagles and the Brisbane Bears. Today the competition is a popular sport nationally with 18 teams. (Australian Football League, 2017)

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