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Ludwig Leichhardt 2013 2oz Silver Proof Coin
Commemorative coin featuring Prussian-born explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt. He made significant expeditions of discovery in Australia during the colonial era. Well known for his 3,000 mile expedition from the Darling Downs to Port Essington in 1844.
- Proof quality 99.9% pure silver
- Stunning reverse design
- Australian legal tender
Ludwig Leichardt expedition
Ludwig Leichardt is well known for his 3,000 mile expedition from the Darling Downs to Port Essington in 1844, he crossed territory previously unexplored by Europeans. Leichhardt's detailed records of this and other explorations that provided valuable information for future European settlements.
The coin’s reverse portrays Ludwig Leichhardt and a red line superimposed on a map of north-east Australia indicating the route of his most famous expedition to Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design includes the inscription LUDWIG LEICHHARDT, 1813 and 1848.
The coin is housed in a presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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