Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The 2007-dated coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Striking Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse design portrays an abstract interpretation of Australia’s stark and beautiful landscape.
Contains 1-Carat of Sapphires
The design surrounds a transparent half-circle locket containing approximately 1-carat of sapphires. Linked through time with many special properties, including wisdom, loyalty and healing, sapphires are also the birthstone of people born in September.
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 its obverse.
The coin is housed in a presentation case with a jarrah timber lid featuring a circular viewing window. The case comes in a stylised box shipper.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of these gold proof locket coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Collect the Complete Series
Scheduled for release between 2007 and 2011, Treasures of Australia celebrates five glittering prizes found in Australia: Sapphires, Opals, Diamonds, Gold, and Pearls.
Treasures of Australia is a beautiful series of locket coins celebrating Australia’s abundance of natural riches. This first release contains stunning blue sapphires, which are found in major accumulations in Queensland and New South Wales.