From Rebel to Statesman – Peter Lalor
1 dollar (Niue Island)
Struck to proof quality with pad printing.
Illustrator and designer, David Bowler
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse shows the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with text for the country of origin, monetary value and date. The reverse design shows a portrait of Peter Lalor with a high relief background of his earlier life as a rebel at the famous Eureka Stockade Rebellion.
A brief annotation
A 25 g sterling silver 40 mm coin commemorating the 125th anniversary of Peter Lalor’s death. “From Rebel to Statesman” is the story of Lalor’s early days as leader of the gold miner’s rebellion at Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Australia to his later prominence as a Member of Parliament. A coloured image of Lalor in his later years combined with high relief images of the rebellion, detailed with the С, miners, attacking troopers and reward poster. All supported with a coloured “Southern Cross” flag, created by the miners and has now become a famous symbol for Australia’s workers.