The second coin from Perth Mint’s "Experience It" series is now available. The Australian 2013 $1 Snorkelling coin is being sold for $13.59 AUD or $12.29 USD.
The Snorkelling coin is struck in aluminum bronze and is the second release after the 2013 $1 Surfing coin in the Young Collectors "Experience It" series. This series of coins features outdoor leisure activities in which Australian youth enjoy.
Design of $1 Young Collectors Snorkelling Coin
The reverse side of the Australian coin, designed by Tom Vaughan, features a colorful display of a snorkeller holding a camera amid a brightly colored coral reef. Inscriptions on this side of the coin include "Snorkelling" "$1" and the Perth Mint mark "P."
Released as Australian legal tender, the obverse side of the Snorkelling $1 coin depicts an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscriptions read "Elizabeth II," "Australia" and the year, "2013."
The coin has a weight of 13.8 grams, a diameter of 30.2 mm and a thickness of 3.1 mm.
The Australian Snorkelling coin is designed as a gift for young collectors. It is housed in a presentation card with illustrations and information about snorkelling.
Other Young Collectors "Experience It" Coins
As mentioned, the fist coin in the Young Collectors "Experience It" series was a coin dedicated to surfing.
Four more coins will be available later this year. They will represent skiing, horse riding, skateboarding and BMX riding.
Ordering Australian Snorkelling $1 Coin
The first 2013 $1 Australian Surfing coin is available in an album with an illustrated card cover for $18.14 AUD or $16.40 USD. This album is designed to hold all six coins of the series. However, the album is not available for purchase separately.
The Surfing and Snorkelling $1 coins are available for ordering directly from the Perth Mint’s website through its Young Collectors page.