Australian Opal Series The Pygmy Possum 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The adorable pygmy possum marks the fourth release from the wonderfully crafted Australian opal series, showcasing nocturnal Australian animals created in pure Australian opal. 

Key features:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% pure silver
  • Authentic Australian Opal design
  • Australian legal tender
  • Special display case with light
Mintage 8,000
SKU 13T18BAA

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Australian animal series

The 2013 pygmy Possum coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.  The Perth mint will release no more than 8,000 of these Australian opal series - The pygmy possum 2013 1oz silver proof coins.

Authentic Australian opal design

The coin's reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a pygmy possum on a banksia branch, detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts banksia leaves and blossoms, a waxing gibbous moon and the southern cross - a renowned star group which is only visible in the Southern hemisphere.

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Beautiful presentation packaging with light

The 2013 pygmy possum 1oz silver proof coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as the case is opened to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature.  This 1oz silver coin is accompanied by a stunningly illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2013
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.50
Maximum Mintage 8,000
Finish Proof, Coloured
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer aleysha howarth

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