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Henry Lawson 150th Anniversary 2017 5oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin
This 5oz silver proof coloured coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Australian writer and poet, Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922). Born near the gold mining centre of Grenfell in New South Wales on 17 June 1867,
- Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
- Henry Lawson design
- Australian legal tender
- Presentation packaging and numbered certificate of authenticity
|Extremely Limited - 250
Celebrating Henry Lawson
Lawson is widely considered to be one of the greatest poetry and short-story writers of the colonial period and a portrait of him appearing on today's $10 note. The design features a montage of motifs representing life in the bush as reflected in his writing - including a cattleman, swagman, cattle dog, sheep, windmill, bush hut, water butt, tent and billycans near a stream, as well as a bush fire.
Henry Lawson coin design
The reverse of the coin features the profile of Henry Lawson's face composed of a number of characters and settings from his poems and short stories. The design includes the inscription 150th ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY LAWSON, and The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.
The coin is presented in a classic presentation case, customized shipper and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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