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Black Swan Maali 2022 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin
We’re delighted to present this special 2oz antiqued silver coin portraying an original coloured painting of a black swan by Western Australian Indigenous artist Kevin Bynder. Known as ‘maali’ to many Nyoongar people, the majestic waterbird is of spiritual significance in the ancestral stories of many First Nations Australians.
- 99.99% pure silver
- Authentic artwork by leading Whadjuk-Yuet-Ballardong artist Kevin Bynder
- Australian legal tender
The Perth Mint will donate $10,000 from the proceeds of the coin to The Magic Coat, a charitable organisation selected by artist Mr Bynder.
Leading WA artist
A proud Whadjuk-Yuet-Ballardong man, Kevin Bynder is a passionate artist and teacher whose diverse portfolio of vibrant and striking works includes many Indigenous guernsey and shirt designs for high-profile sporting franchises, as well as murals in both public and private spaces in and around Perth. Kevin’s works are inspired by Western Australia’s natural environment and reflect the history and knowledge of his people who have lived on Nyoongar country for tens of thousands of years.
The Perth Mint will donate $10,000 from the proceeds of the coin to The Magic Coat, a charitable organisation selected by Mr Bynder for its commitment to helping children feel safe and manage difficult situations.
Inspired by nature
A stunning example of Kevin’s technique, the coin artistry represents maali descending on water with its enormous wings stretched skywards. The background is formed by stylised patterns of coloured dots inspired by a palette of ochre pigments used by Indigenous artists through time – reds and browns for the landscape, blues, greens and other hues for the water and its currents. Included on the reverse is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a contemporary latex case within a beautifully illustrated shipper.
Local artist Kevin Bynder, a proud Whadjuk-Yuet-Ballardong man, is also accompanying us on our reconciliation journey.
Kevin is the creator of a diverse portfolio of vibrant and striking works including Indigenous jersey designs for high-profile sporting franchises (the West Coast Eagles, Perth Wildcats, and Perth Scorchers to name a few).
Following the creation of ‘Pretty Country’ for our REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan, Kevin produced a stunning mural to welcome people at the entrance to our refinery. Titled Keyiny Moort (meaning ‘One Family’), the artwork contains six different paintings representing the main themes of our diversity focus, including Multiculturalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
He is convinced our claims to be genuinely engaged in these areas are authentic. “You can feel the difference between companies that just want to tick boxes, or people that don’t want to go further than a piece of artwork,” he says. “I felt The Perth Mint wanted to do more for Indigenous culture and they want to learn more.”
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