The sixth release in the Australian Opal Series features the beautiful Masked Owl, a highly distinctive bird, generally found in the coastal regions of mainland Australia and Tasmania.
This winsome creature is recognised by its brown feathers surrounding a white, heart-shaped mask.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of this exceptional coin incorporates an inner panel design of an Australian Masked Owl sitting in a tree hollow detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin features eucalypt leaves, blossoms, native flowers and a Waning Gibbous moon. The Southern Cross – a renowned star constellation, only visible in the Southern hemisphere, is also depicted.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,000 of the Australian Opal Series – Masked Owl 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which illuminates as you open the lid, to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.