The Australian stockman was a courageous and highly skilled rider, at one with his horse and always ready to take on man or beast. Despite being gone for weeks or months on end, the stockman packed lightly – a billy for his tea, a swag for his bed, and his saddle for a pillow.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Iconic Australian Stockman Reverse Design
The reverse of the coin depicts an Australian stockman cracking his whip while galloping on his horse. The inscriptions THE LAND DOWN UNDER and AUSTRALIAN STOCKMAN also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
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 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of The Land Down Under – Australian Stockman 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a unique Australian map-shaped latex case within a stylised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint is pleased to release the third design in the 2014 Land Down Under series.
Lured by the mesmerising yet harsh Australian outback, the early 19th century stockmen were instrumental in opening up the untamed wilderness of inland Australia as they drove their livestock through the untouched bush and scrublands.
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