Modern Christmas folklore tells the story of Santa Claus and his faithful reindeer, driving his sleigh through the night on Christmas Eve, delivering gifts to good boys and girls all over the world.
The 2014 Christmas Coin celebrates the story of Santa Claus and his reindeer.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse features a coloured snow covered house set against a backdrop of snowflakes falling from the night sky. A silhouette of Santa Claus and his sleigh with four reindeer is reflected across the moon as they fly through the sky. The inscription ‘Season’s Greetings’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also features in the design.
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2014 year-date on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2014 Christmas 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.
A first of its kind for The Perth Mint, this coin comes with a very special virtual reality feature! Using your smart phone or tablet, watch the story of Christmas come alive with Santa and his reindeer as they deliver the Christmas coin on Christmas Eve.
Each coin is housed in a classic presentation case and custom-designed Christmas-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.