This beautiful Celebrate Australia release is one of five 2011 $1 coins portraying stunning Australian landscapes and marine environments inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Purnululu National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2003 and is located 100 kilometres south of Lake Argyle in north-eastern Western Australia. The area contains the Bungle Bungle Range, composed of quartz sandstone which has been eroded over a period of 20 million years. As well as stunning visual landscapes, the park offers a rugged and unspoilt wilderness experience to visitors.
The coin’s coloured reverse represents Purnululu National Park’s ancient scenery, incorporating a backdrop of the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range. The design also features the native short-eared rock wallaby sitting in the distinctive local grass.
The coin’s reverse also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
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 on the obverse.
Eye-Catching Presentation Card
The coin is housed on an eye-catching presentation card, which has a fold-out stand for upright display.
Five fantastic World Heritage Sites are the inspiration behind the designs of this year’s Celebrate Australia coins.
The brilliant new designs symbolise the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Macquarie Island, the Gondwana Rainforests, the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites and Purnululu World Heritage National Park. The designs also feature a native Australian animal that is particular to each World Heritage Site.