Friday, July 20, 2012

Wombat 2012 Opal series 1oz Silver Proof Coin - Perth Mint Australia


The Wombat 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin fromThe Perth Mint features:
  • New and Innovative Coin Design
  • Authentic Australian Opal
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Limited Mintage – 8,000
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautiful Presentation Packaging
  • Second of New Series Featuring Australia's Wombat
The second release in this stunning new series depicts the Wombat, An animal native to Australia

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.


New and Innovative Coin Design

The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a koala in a gum tree, detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts Eucalypt leaves and blossoms, a new moon and the Southern Cross – a renowned star group which is only visible in the Southern hemisphere.


Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 8,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.


Australian Legal Tender

Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.


Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Beautiful Presentation Packaging

Presented in a prestigious display case, a light turns on as you open the case, highlighting the opal design and symbolising moonlight, shining down on the nocturnal Wombat


About this Set:

This stunning new coin program is inspired by many of Australia’s famous animals and will feature eight coins in total, with two releases each year. These unique creatures are nocturnal, which prompted the final spectacular designs.

Each coin in this very limited mintage series is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and comes presented in a prestigious display case with a light that turns on as you open the case, highlighting the opal design and symbolising moonlight.