Celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth and his lifelong achievements, this 2014-dated commemorative coin pays homage to Banjo Paterson’s love of the Australian bush and its characters.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Iconic Reverse Design with Colour
The coin’s reverse depicts a scene with colour from the popular anthem Waltzing Matilda, featuring a swagman in colour. A photographic portrait of Banjo Paterson is fringed by Banksia flowers, his signature and the inscription A.B. “BANJO” PATERSON 1864 - 1941. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears in the design.
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 its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 4,000 of these 1oz silver proof coins celebrating the 150th anniversary of Banjo Paterson.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The 1oz silver commemorative coin is housed in a classic black and timber display box and is presented within a stylised shipper.