A limited mintage set featuring three very unique coins from the Perth Mint of Australia is now available with the debut of the 2013 Australian High Relief Silver Proof Three-Coin Collection.
This collection is issued with a mintage cap of 1,000 and a member ordering limit of one until midday on Nov. 7. It includes three 99.9% pure silver proof coins each depicting a different creature indigenous to Australia. Coins of the set include:
- 2013 Kookaburra High Relief Silver Proof Coin
- 2013 Kangaroo High Relief Silver Proof Coin
- 2013 Koala High Relief Silver Proof Coin
Earlier in the year these three coins were released individually with the Kookaburra design debuting in May, the Kangaroo design in July and the Koala design in August. This set, however, marks the first time the 2013-dated strikes are available as a collection.
Specifications and Designs
The Kookaburra coin offers a reverse image of two young kookaburras sitting on the branch of a tree. A background of bush flowers can also be seen in the image along with inscriptions of AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA and 2013 1oz 999 SILVER.
Offered on the reverse of the Kangaroo coin is the likeness of a single adult kangaroo. The marsupial is shown in traditional outback scene with inscriptions of AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO and 1 oz 999 SILVER.
For the Koala coin, one adult koala is shown sitting on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. Surrounding the koala are many gum leaves. Inscriptions include AUSTRALIAN KOALA and 1 oz 999 SILVER.
All three silver proof coins bear the same basic obverse portrait of Queen ELIZABETH II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscriptions surrounding the portrait include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the face value of 1 DOLLAR.
Specifications of the Silver Proof Coins
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.135|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||32.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.00|
|Kookaburra Coin Maximum Mintage||10,000|
|Kangaroo Coin Maximum Mintage||20,000|
|Koala Coin Maximum Mintage||10,000|
|Designers||Tom Vaughan and Natasha Muhl|
The three coins are housed together in a Perth Mint display case and ship in an illustrated shipper. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
Orders for the 2013 Australian High Relief Silver Proof Three-Coin Collection may be placed directly from the Perth Mint at www.perthmint.com.au while the issue limit of 1,000 remains. Pricing of the set is initially listed at AUD $278.18, or US $262.61, but prices are subject to change based on the market price of silver. An affiliate link to the collection’s product page follows.