99.99% Pure Gold
The coins are struck from 10g, 5g and 2.5g of 99.99% pure gold. (2.5g denomination used in obverse illustration.)
Unusual Rectangle Shape
The rectangular coins are the perfect shape for the Indigenous-style art portrayed on their reverses.
Reverse Design Inspiration
Created by Darryl Bellotti, an Indigenous artist of both Yamatji and Nyoongar descent, the design is inspired by his boyhood memories of a hunting trip in north-western Australia. The turtle is surrounded by patterns of dots, symbolising the hunters’ journey, and circles, representing the places where they stopped.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
Illustrated Presentation Pack
Each Turtle Dreaming coin is housed in a beautifully illustrated presentation pack which includes Darryl Bellotti’s signature and his evocative description of hunting in the Australian bush.
Certificate of Authenticity
The pack incorporates a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coins are struck on a mint-to-order basis only. Orders will be accepted by the Mint until the end of March 2009, after which production will cease and the final mintages will be declared.