To commemorate the famed gold rush of 1851, which triggered a period of radical transformation for Australia, The Perth Mint is offering a 1oz silver coin for historians and collectors alike.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
The reverse design of the coin depicts a prospector panning for gold on the banks of a coloured river scene, framed within the shape of Australia. The inscription THE LAND DOWN UNDER also appears in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the weight and fineness of the coin.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
No more than 5,000 of The Land Down Under – Gold Rush 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.
The coin is housed in a unique, contemporary, Australian map-shaped latex case which displays both sides of the coin. The case is packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.