Enjoy a spectacular neon display with the latest release from the Australian Antarctic Territory series, Aurora Australis. Auroras are intensely beautiful natural light spectacles seen in the night sky above the polar regions.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Glow In-The-Dark Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a snowfield with a tracked vehicle and a human observer beneath a coloured representation of the Aurora Australis, within the outline of Antarctica. As well as the inscription 2013 - AURORA AUSTRALIS, the reverse also includes the words ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the stunning colours of the Aurora Australis, the representation of this natural wonder has been coloured with glow-in-the-dark ink.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these Australian Antarctic Territory Series – Aurora Australis 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a classic charcoal-coloured presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The tenth coin from the amazingly popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series features the Aurora Australis.
An aurora is a dramatic display of coloured light seen in the night sky above the polar regions. In the Southern Hemisphere this phenomenon is known as the Aurora Australis or Southern lights.
An aurora occurs when charged particles emitted from the sun interact with Earth's magnetosphere. The solar particles stream toward the poles, colliding with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere. Akin to the process that operates in a neon light, the collisions create glowing gases seen as dancing ribbons and arcs of mesmerising light comprising thousands of colours.