The Perth Mint is pleased to celebrate 100 years of Australian submarines with the release of this beautiful commemorative Centenary of Australian Submarines 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Replica Badge Set.
This coloured coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of a submarine cruising through the ocean. The ocean is portrayed as breaking through two concentric circular rope features that are derived from the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service ship’s badge.
Also included are the dolphins and crown featured in the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service badge, the inscription CENTENARY OF AUSTRALIAN SUBMARINES 1914 – 2014, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
To complete the coin, the words SILENT SERVICE are inscribed on the coin’s edge.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin’s weight and fineness, and the 2014 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
An enamel badge replicating the official Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service badge is included in the set. The badge design features the dolphin and crown emblem and incorporates the inscription SUBMARINE FORCE AUSTRALIA SILENT SERVICE.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the Centenary of Australian Submarines 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Replica Badge Set.
Each coin and badge set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and is housed in a presentation case within a specially designed illustrated shipper reflecting the theme of the coin.