Great Southern Land 2020 1oz Silver Proof Opal Coin

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The use of authentic Australian opal to depict iconic motifs on coins is an exclusive Perth Mint concept which has been used to remarkable effect on this stunning celebration of the Great Southern Land.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Authentic Australian opal
  • Australian legal tender
SKU 20H59AAA

Story

Authentic opal

For centuries, Europeans speculated about Terra Australis Incognita – or the great unknown south land. Maritime explorers eventually confirmed its existence, revealing the island continent to be the home of an extraordinary range of wildlife and natural treasures.

Australian animal design

This stunning silver coin features a central opal insert displaying it's beautiful array of colour in the shape of the Australian continent. Mined in three Australian states, opal is a colourful gemstone which in its most precious form is renowned for a spectacular ‘play of colours’.The precious insert is encircled by representations of iconic Australian animals including the kangaroo, emu, koala, echidna, wombat and bilby. Also included on the reverse is the coin’s 2020 year-date, its weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

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Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this exceptional release is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid, and illustrated shipper.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2020
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.95
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Aleysha Howarth

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