2013 Ludwig Leichhardt Australia Germany Joint Issue PNC

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This PNC commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of German naturalist and explorer Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-c. 1848), an explorer and naturalist whose mysterious disappearance in the Australian outback has entered into the nation’s mythology.

The coin’s reverse portrays Ludwig Leichhardt and a line superimposed on a map of north-east Australia indicating the route of his most famous expedition to Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula.