The sixth release in the Australian Opal Series features the beautiful Masked Owl, a highly distinctive bird, generally found in the coastal regions of mainland Australia and Tasmania.
This winsome creature is recognised by its brown feathers surrounding a white, heart-shaped mask.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Beautiful Authentic Australian Opal
The reverse of this exceptional coin incorporates an inner panel design of an Australian Masked Owl sitting in a tree hollow detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin features eucalypt leaves, blossoms, native flowers and a Waning Gibbous moon. The Southern Cross – a renowned star constellation, only visible in the Southern hemisphere, is also depicted.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,000 of the Australian Opal Series – Masked Owl 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
Gorgeous Illustrated Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which illuminates as you open the lid, to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Australian Opal Series celebrates some of Australia’s most fascinating nocturnal creatures, created in pure Australian opal.
The beautiful Masked Owl inhabits tall trees with suitable hollows for nesting, roosting, and adjacent areas for foraging. Masked Owls are territorial and pairs remain in or near their home all their lives. This unique creature is nocturnal, with hunting taking place in the early hours of the night.
This stunning series will feature eight coins in total, with two new coins released each year.
Previous releases: Koala, Wombat, Kangaroo, Pygmy Possum, and Tasmanian Devil
Forthcoming releases: Rough-Scaled Python and Ghost Bat