To celebrate the unique Sister City relationship between Melbourne in Australia and St Petersburg in Russia, The Perth Mint has released a limited edition coin portraying an iconic landmark located in each stunning metropolis.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
Innovative Lenticular Reverse Design in Colour
The coin’s reverse features a coloured image of an iconic landmark in each of the Sister Cities. The front façade of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne is depicted with a passing tram. The Admiralty building of St Petersburg, which faces the Neva River, is also shown with Isaac Cathedral in the background.
With the use of lenticular lenses, these images transform from one to the other as the coin is moved. The design is headed by the inscription SISTER CITIES and surrounded by decorative bands inspired by the architecture of each landmark. The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark is also incorporated into the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by a checked border, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination.
No more than 2,000 of these 2013 Sister Cities 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be issued by The Perth Mint in special coin show packaging from a maximum mintage of 5,000.
2013 Melbourne ANDA Coin Show Packaging
The coin is housed in a display grey case and custom-designed shipper featuring the ANDA logo alongside the dates of the Melbourne Coin Show.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.