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, 

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Henry Lawson design
  • Australian legal tender
  • Presentation packaging and numbered certificate of authenticity
Mintage Extremely Limited - 250
SKU 17Y93AAA

Story

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.

 

04 2017 HenryLawson 5oz Silver Proof InCase HighRes

Presentation packaging 

The coin is presented in a classic presentation case, customized shipper and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2017
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 5.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 8.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533
Maximum Diameter (mm) 60.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 7.90
Maximum Mintage 250
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Natasha Muhl

You may also like

  • Delivery
    Free shipping worldwide

    On orders over AUD 300 (excludes bullion)

  • Shopping
    Shop with confidence

    30-day money back guarantee (excludes bullion, loose pink diamonds, in-store purchases)

  • Click & Collect
    Click & Collect

    FREE service for all collector coins, bullion, jewellery and gift orders up to AUD 70,000.

  • Secure
    Safe shopping

    Safe and secure payment using 256-bit SSL encryption

  • Privacy
    Privacy

    The Perth Mint does not sell, loan or share your personal information