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2015 Sunburnt Country - Ragged Mountain Ranges 1oz Silver Coin

Dorothea Mackellar’s My Country is one of Australia’s most widely recited and beloved poems. Reflective of the author’s great love of the Australian landscape, the poem has become one of the most recognised and celebrated pieces of Australian poetry ever written.

In 1904, after spending an extended period abroad in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Dorothea began writing My Country.

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Several re-writes later, the poem was published in The Spectator in London in 1908, under its original title, Core of My Heart. The poem presented a contrast between the English and Australian landscapes, and inspired patriotic sentiments and a sense of great national pride, particularly in the context of World War I.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 4,250 of the 2015 Sunburnt Country – Ragged Mountain Ranges 1oz Silver Rectangle Coin. No more than 750 2015 Sunburnt Country 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin Sets will be released, featuring this coin.

The coin's reverse depicts a coloured image of an Australian mountain landscape with an Australian Kookaburra. The design includes the inscription I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY and the line from the poem ‘…Of ragged mountain ranges’ describing the landscape depicted. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also included. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date, are featured on the coin’s obverse.

The coin is housed in a clear latex display case with a black frame, packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Product Code: 15W19BAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135

Maximum Diameter (mm) 47.6 x 27.6

Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Maximum Mintage: 5,000

 
 
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