Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin




THE-LAND-DOWN-UNDER-CAPTAIN-JAMES-COOK-silver-2013-ONE-OUNCE-1oz-SILVER-PROOF-COIN-the-Perth-Mint-shipperTHE-LAND-DOWN-UNDER-CAPTAIN-JAMES-COOK-silver-2013-ONE-OUNCE-1oz-SILVER-PROOF-COIN-the-Perth-Mint-boxThe Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Stunning Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Australian Map-Shaped Display Case
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000

The third design from The Land Down Under program depicts famed explorer, Captain James Cook. Captain Cook is known as the 18th century navigator and pioneer whose achievements in mapping the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia radically changed western perceptions of world geography.


PROOF QUALITY 99.9% PURE SILVER


The Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 1oz coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.


STUNNING REVERSE DESIGN


The coin’s reverse depicts a seated portrait of Captain Cook and HMS Bark Endeavour, within a map outline of Australia.  The inscription THE LAND DOWN UNDER and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are 
also incorporated in the design.


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.


AUSTRALIAN MAP-SHAPED DISPLAY CASE


Housed in a unique Australian map-shaped latex case with a stylised shipper, this beautiful coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificatze of Authenticity.


LIMITED MINTAGE


The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these Captain James Cook 1oz Silver Proof Coins from The Land Down Under series.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


Silver Content (Troy oz)
1
Monetary Denomination (AUD)1
Fineness (% purity)99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g)31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm)40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)4.00
Maximum Mintage5,000
DesignerTom Vaughan

Thursday, June 13, 2013

2013 Black Caviar Silver Proof Coin


Black Caviar, one of the most popular and successful horses in Australian racing history, has been retired after an unbeaten 25-race career. (The Australian – 17th April 2013).

Rarely in Australian sport has a champion captured the collective imagination of the entire nation. Rarer still has that champion been a horse.

Not since Phar Lap has an Australian thoroughbred dominated the international racing scene so uncompromisingly – and with such grace. Few of those who witnessed her first win at Flemington in 2009 could have known just how special she would be; the thousands who turned out four years later to say goodbye all longed to see her race just once more.

Technical Specifications:
  • Total Mintage 5000 (2500 Available as a Single Coin, 2500 for Two Coin Set)
  • Denomination $1
  • Metal Ag
  • Diameter 40mm
  • Mass 1oz
  • Finish Proof
  • Mintage 5000
Denomination
Metal
Diameter
Mass
Finish
Mintage
$1
Ag
40
1oz
Proof
5000
- See more at: http://australiasilver.com/2013-black-caviar-silver-proof-coin-25-races-unbeaten/#sthash.odAn3PGq.dpuf
Denomination
Metal
Diameter
Mass
Finish
Mintage
$1
Ag
40
1oz
Proof
5000
- See more at: http://australiasilver.com/2013-black-caviar-silver-proof-coin-25-races-unbeaten/#sthash.odAn3PGq.dpuf
Denomination
Metal
Diameter
Mass
Finish
Mintage
$1
Ag
40
1oz
Proof
5000
- See more at: http://australiasilver.com/2013-black-caviar-silver-proof-coin-25-races-unbeaten/#sthash.odAn3PGq.dpuf

Sunday, June 9, 2013

100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Stamp Set

100th-Anniversary-of-Australias-First-Banknote-1-oz-Silver-Proof-Coin-and-Stamp-Set-The-Perth-Mint-box100th-Anniversary-of-Australias-First-Banknote-1-oz-Silver-Proof-Coin-and-Stamp-Set-The-Perth-Mint-packaging100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote One Ounce Silver Proof Coin & Stamp Set from the Perth Mint featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver Coloured Coin
  • Striking Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Official Australia Post Stamps
  • Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
  • Limited Mintage – 3,000
The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to present a joint special release celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first banknote in Australia, for the 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition.
In 1910 the Australian Notes Act was passed, and in 1913 the first series of Australian notes which were based on the old British system were issued.
The first Australian currency note, the ten shilling denomination was produced in May 1913. Other denominations from £1 to £1,000 followed during the years 1913 – 1915.

PROOF QUALITY 99.9% PURE SILVER

The 100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

STRIKING DESIGN

The coin’s reverse features a coloured representation of Australia’s first ten shilling banknote. The inscription AUSTRALIA’S FIRST BANKNOTE 100TH ANNIVERSARY and the dates 1913 – 2013 are also portrayed in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

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.

OFFICIAL AUSTRALIA POST STAMPS

Two Australia Post stamps with denominations of 60c and $2.60 complete this set.  The 60c stamp depicts a portrayal of the official note numbering ceremony in 1913, and the $2.60 stamp depicts the Australian Coat of Arms as it appears on the first banknote.

BEAUTIFUL PACKAGING AND NUMBERED CERTIFICATE

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin and stamps are housed in a display case and wonderfully illustrated box-shipper featuring the 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition logo.

LIMITED MINTAGE

The Perth Mint and Australia Post will release no more than 3,000 of these 100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote 1oz Silver Proof Coin and Stamp Sets.