Sir Bradman Coin Breaks Tradition
By Royal Australian Mint
For a number of years Cricket ACT has been using
the same coin in the coin toss at the Prime
Ministerís XI cricket match in Canberra. This
year will be different.
The coin tossed today is a collectible from the
Royal Australian Mint and celebrates what would
have been Sir Donald Bradmanís greatest century
of all, his 100th birthday.
"It is a great pleasure to see the coin being
used in such a monumental event," Royal
Australian Mintís Acting Chief Executive Officer
Graham Smith said.
"Most people at the PMís XI would agree that Sir
Donald Bradman is a true inspiration to all
sportsmen and he played an important role in the
development of the game and shaping this
The collectible coin was released in July 2008
in partnership with the Bradman Foundation and
depicts The Don giving the crowd his customary
salute after scoring a century.
The Royal Australian Mint has been undergoing
the most substantial upgrade to its facilities
since its original construction in 1965. The
refurbished Mint will offer a modern and
innovative visitor experience for the 200,000
people who visit the Mint each year.
The Mint is open to the public from 9am to 4pm
on weekdays, and 10am to 4pm on weekends and
public holidays, except Christmas Day and Anzac
For more information or to purchase this coin
please visit the Mint (Denison Street, Deakin
ACT) or alternatively visit www.ramint.gov.au or
call 1300 652 020.
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