Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats.
The incredible Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Featuring a stunning array of coral in bright and beautiful colours, and a breathtaking variety of marine creatures, the reef offers some of the most spectacular maritime scenery on Earth.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in superb proof quality.
Stunning Great Barrier Reef Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a green sea turtle swimming among coral. The inscriptions THE LAND DOWN UNDER and GREAT BARRIER REEF also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 1,000 of The Land Down Under – Great Barrier Reef 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.
Contemporary Australia Map-Shaped Display Case
The coin is housed in an Australia map-shaped display case within a beautifully illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Covering 344,000 square kilometres along the coast of Queensland in the country’s north-east, it attracts more than 1.6 million visitors annually who swim, snorkel, dive and sail on the thriving masterpiece.
Featuring a stunning array of coral in bright and beautiful colours and a breathtaking variety of marine creatures, from microscopic plankton to whales weighing more than 100 tonnes, the reef offers some of the most spectacular maritime scenery on Earth, and is one of only a few living structures visible from space.
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Forthcoming releases: Australian Stockman, Rock Fishing