The tenth and final release in the popular Australian Map Shaped Coin Series features the dingo, a wild dog found in all parts of Australia.
The dingo is an Australian wild canine which is believed to have descended from semi-domesticated dogs in East or South Asia. They are said to have arrived in Australia approximately 5,000 years ago. The dingo is a medium sized dog ranging in colour from sandy yellow to red ginger.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 6,000 of the Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Dingo 2016 1oz Silver Coin.
The coin’s coloured reverse depicts a dingo standing in front of a rock heap in the Australian desert. The design includes the inscription DINGO, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2016 year-date. The coin is innovatively struck in the shape of Australia. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date appear on the coin’s obverse.
The coin is housed in a grey presentation case and custom-designed shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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