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United States Post Stamp Issue Dedicated to Johnny Cash

The Johnny Cash (Forever) stamp is being issued this year by United States Post as part of the exciting new Music Icons stamp series.

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Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He is primarily remembered as a country music icon, but his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”. He usually began his concerts with the phrase “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”, followed by his standard “Folsom Prison Blues”.

Resembling the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve, the square stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963).

Royal Australian Mint celebrates the life of Slim Dusty with a 1 Dollar coin

Today, the Royal Australian Mint, issued a new coin in their Inspirational Australians $1 series celebrating the life of Slim Dusty (1927-2003), the Australian King of Country Music.

Slim Dusty is the first artist that had his music broadcasted from space. This happened in 1981 during the mission of Columbia shuttle.

 

Australia 1 Dollar 2013 - Slim Dusty

Australia 1 Dollar 2013 – Slim Dusty

Technical Details:

Diameter: 25.00 mm
Weight: 9.0000 g
Material: Aluminum-Bronze
Mint: Australia – Royal Australian Mint
Designer: A. Stokic
Mintage: unlimited

If you want to view more details about the coin or add it to your collection or wish list, you can access it in our catalog: http://www.allnumis.com/coin/australia/1-dollar-2013-slim-dusty-29043