Monday, April 1, 2013

Kangaroo – Australian Opal Series – 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Kangaroo - Australian Opal Series - 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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Just like its flora and fauna, opal is symbolically Australian. Embodying the vibrancy of this precious stone, The Perth Mint is proud to release the third design from the superbly crafted Australian Opal Series.
PROOF QUALITY 99.9% PURE SILVER
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN OPAL DESIGN
The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a kangaroo detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts Sturts Desert Pea leaves and blossoms, a first crescent moon and the Southern Cross – a renowned star group which is only visible in the Southern hemisphere.
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.
LIMITED MINTAGE
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,000 of these Australian Opal Series – The Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins.
SPECIAL DISPLAY CASE
This beautiful coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light which turns on as you open the case, to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature.
BEAUTIFUL PACKAGING AND NUMBERED CERTIFICATE
The release is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Authentic Australian Opal Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 8,000
  • Special Display Case
  • Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Technical Specifications:
Silver Content (Troy oz)1
Monetary Denomination (AUD)1
Fineness (% purity)99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g)31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm)36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)4.50
Maximum Mintage8,000
DesignerAleysha Howarth