Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the second 2014 silver coin design from the popular series, The Land Down Under.
The incredible Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Featuring a stunning array of coral in bright and beautiful colours, and a breathtaking variety of marine creatures, the reef offers some of the most spectacular maritime scenery on Earth.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts an aerial coloured view of the Great Barrier Reef, framed within the shape of Australia with a seaplane flying overhead. The inscriptions THE LAND DOWN UNDER and GREAT BARRIER REEF also appear 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, the 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 400 of The Land Down Under – Great Barrier Reef 2014 5oz Silver Special Edition Coin will be issued by The Perth Mint.
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden case, within a beautifully illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.