99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
Unusual Rectangle Shape
The rectangular coin is the perfect shape for the Indigenous-style art portrayed on
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, the coin
bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary
denomination on its obverse.
Illustrated Presentation Pack
The 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
Certificate of Authenticity
The pack incorporates a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin is 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 mintage
will be declared.
There is huge international interest in Australian Indigenous art,
the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world, which The Perth Mint is proud to portray on
these innovative rectangle-shaped coins.