Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the second designs of the series aptly titled, The Land Down Under.
Showcasing aspects of Australia’s ancient culture, its discovery, enviable lifestyle and iconic landmarks, this is the Mint’s prestigious collector series for 2013.
The iconic didgeridoo is featured on the second 1oz silver release. The didgeridoo is a wind instrument sometimes described as a wooden trumpet or pipe.
It was first used by Indigenous Australians in ancient times, although the exact age of the instrument is not documented. Modern didgeridoos are usually cylindrical or conical, and generally, the longer the instrument, the lower the pitch or key.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 1oz silver proof coins.
The silver coin’s reverse depicts a colourful outback scene of mountains and sunset, with an Indigenous Australian playing the didgeridoo, framed within a map shape of Australia. The inscription THE LAND DOWN UNDER and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated in the design.
The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date.
Each coin is housed in a unique Australian map shaped latex case with a stylised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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