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. 

Commemorative design

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.

22 2013 Leichhardt Silver 2oz Proof InCase HighRes

Presentation packaging 

The coin is housed in a presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2013
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 2.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.270
Maximum Diameter (mm) 55.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.60
Maximum Mintage 2,013
Finish Coloured
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Wade Robinson

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