This new 1 Dollar Ram's head coin design continues the celebration in 2011 of Australian wool and the role it played in the development of modern Australia. The original design of the ram was modeled on a champion Merino at the Annual Sydney Sheep Show in 1932 and came to be known as the Shilling Ram.
(information and image by Peter Kaminsky and Pabitra Saha)
The Visegrad Group (also known as the "Visegrad Four" or simply "V4") is an alliance of four Central European states (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) for the purposes of cooperation and furthering their European integration. It was formed on 15th February 1991 at a meeting of the President of the Czechoslovak Republic, Václav Havel, the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Walesa, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, József Antall. This high-level meeting in Visegrad, Hungary, created an imaginary historical arch linking the idea of this meeting to the idea of a similar meeting, which took place there in 1335 and was attended by John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, Charles Robert, King of Hungary, and Casimir III, King of Poland. The central motif of the two meetings was the desire to intensify mutual cooperation and friendship among the three Central European states.
Updates from january 2013: Juan Carlos Jiménez, a well known expert on Panama coins tells that although the issue of the 2 balboas coin was planned (and even has a coinage law), it seems that has not been struck yet.