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2013 AAT Aurora Australis 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The tenth coin from this amazingly popular series is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and features the Aurora Australis.

An aurora is a dramatic display of coloured light seen in the night sky above the polar regions. In the Southern Hemisphere this phenomenon is known as the Aurora Australis, or Southern lights.

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Code: 320

The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these coins.

An aurora occurs when charged particles emitted from the sun interact with Earth's magnetosphere. The solar particles stream toward the poles, colliding with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere.

Akin to the process that operates in a neon light, the collisions create glowing gases seen as dancing ribbons and arcs of mesmerising light comprising thousands of colours.

The coin’s reverse depicts a snowfield with a tracked vehicle and a human observer beneath a coloured representation of the Aurora Australis, which has been coloured with glow-in-the-dark ink. The portrayal appears within the outline of Antarctica. As well as the inscription 2013 - AURORA AUSTRALIS, the reverse also includes the words ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

The coin is housed in a classic charcoal-coloured presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

To replicate the mesmerising Southern lights in the sky a glow in-the-dark ink has been used – a first for The Perth Mint. To illuminate the ink, hold the coin below a light to charge the ink and then view in a dark room.

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135

Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60

Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00


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