2006 50 Years of Australian Television

One Dollar Uncirculated Coin in Card

'B' Mintmark

*Please Note: These coins are pre-owned and may have toning, the cards may also show signs of wear*

2006 marks the 50th anniversary of Television in Australia.

On the evening of September 16, 1956, crowds gathered outside department stores and in homes across Australia to witness the momentous event when TCN-9 flickered into life with the famous words "Welcome to television" uttered by Bruce Gyngell. 

Television sets cost three times the monthly wage in those days and only about 2,000 homes in Australia's biggest city had one on opening night.

In the 50 years since its appearance in Australia, TV has become the most popular and the fastest means of getting up-to-date news and entertainment.

From seeing the first man walk on the Moon to experiencing events as they happen here and overseas, television has linked Australia to the world and played a large part in the devlopment of Australia as a nation.


Denomination $1
Metal Aluminium Bronze
Mass (g) 9.00 
Diameter (mm) 25.00
Designer Vladimir Gottwald


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