Tamworth Country Music Festival Honored In Gold And Silver As The Royal Australian Mint Unveils All-New Collector’s Coin | The head of the daily newspaper in the North



You will now be able to take a piece of country music in your pocket with you wherever you go. The impact and success of the Tamworth Country Music Festival (TCMF) has been recognized in silver and gold by the Royal Australian Mint (RAM). The 50-cent coin has undergone a makeover to feature a stage, the golden guitar, and the road to the country music capital. RAM chief executive Leigh Gordon said honoring the festival was a no-brainer for the Mint, given its role as a launching pad for many Australian country music artists for five decades. “I really think this is a great organization to consider given that it has a very strong roots in the Tamworth community,” he said. READ ALSO: TCMF Director Barry Harley said the piece was an ‘incredible symbol of achievement’ and recognition for all the hard work that went into the festival. “It is reminiscent of the immense amount of effort and work that has been put in by hundreds and hundreds of people to make the festival what it is today,” said Mr. Harley. “This will serve to broaden people’s understanding of the importance of the festival, but more importantly, it will just kind of institutionalize the festival.” The coins were unveiled at the Royal Mint in Canberra on Thursday, marking the first live event for the Mint in many months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Mr Gordon urged anyone who wanted to bring home a piece of country music history to move fast, as he expected the pieces to be incredibly popular among collectors and music fans. Coins are available for purchase from the Mint’s online store. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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