Dorothea Mackellar’s My Country is one of Australia’s most widely recited and beloved poems. Reflective of the author’s great love of the Australian landscape, the poem has become one of the most recognised and celebrated pieces of Australian poetry ever written.
Dorothea’s words conjured up romanticised visions of the vast and majestic Australian countryside that was breathtakingly beautiful, yet harsh and brutal at the same time. ‘I love her jewel sea’ describes the spectacular oceans, brimming with incredible coloured marine life, which surround the island continent of Australia.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts a colour image of a turtle swimming through coral in the ocean with sunlight sparkling off the water’s surface. The design includes the inscription I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY…I LOVE HER JEWEL SEA and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
This 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 2015 year-date, on each coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 4,250 of the Sunburnt Country- I love her jewel sea 2015 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 5,000. The remaining 750 coins in the mintage form part of the four-coin set.
The coin is housed in a clear latex display case with a black frame, packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.