Sunday, December 4, 2011

SHIPS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD - MAYFLOWER 2012 1OZ SILVER PROOF COIN PERTH MINT



The third release in this charming series features the Mayflower, which was the cargo ship that transported the English separatists or pilgrims, from a site near the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.

The Mayflower has an iconic place in American history as a symbol of European colonization.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Designer Tom Vaugha

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality

Stunning Mayflower Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of the Mayflower in full sail, set against a coloured globe map and the inscription MAYFLOWER. The design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released by The Perth Mint.

Illustrated Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a presentation case with a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.