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2013 Young Collectors EXPERIENCE IT! Surfing $1 Coin

The 2013 Young Collectors ‘Experience It!’ series features six coins, each of which portrays an outdoor sport or leisure activity in which Australian kids love to partake, with surfing being the first fun release.

Surfing is an invigorating water sport that provides fun and fitness for people of all ages, skill levels and gender.

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Code: 381
 
 
 

Surfing can be learnt at an early age, playing or body-surfing at the beach. This hugely popular activity is not limited to the ocean and can be enjoyed at some lakes, rivers or other tidal waters – even manmade sources such as wave pools.

There are many skills the surfer can learn, requiring the ability to control the board, ride waves and execute elaborate manoeuvres. From turns, cutbacks, carving and hanging ten, to the newer moves (borrowed from skateboarding) such as aerial stunts or ‘air’.

Historically, surfing was a part of ancient Polynesian culture. Lieutenant James King was the first to document the art when completing the journal of Captain James Cook’s voyage, upon Cook's death in 1779. In Australia, surfing reached widespread popularity in the 1960s, developing into a professional sport by the mid-70s.

The coin’s coloured reverse portrays a surf rider in a wetsuit, riding a tube wave. The inscription SURFING, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the monetary denomination also appear in the design.

Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date.

A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed in an illustrated presentation card which has fantastic illustrations and information about surfing.

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 13.80

Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.20

Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.10

 
 
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