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.



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

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