Friday, May 12, 2006

Classic Cars Silver Coins

The Perth Mint, Australia, has announced a 2006 Silver Coin Set celebrating the legendary classic sports cars.

Each 2006-dated coin is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and these classic cars silver coins have a limited mintage of just 1500 sets only.

Each set comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity and is available from the 26th of May 2006 so it is good to get one’s order in fast!

The Perth Mint has reproduced images of five of the world's legendary sports cars in gleaming color on the coins in this stunning collector set. They depict five superb reverse designs of the following famous cars:

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
The famous German sports car, unveiled at the 1954 International Motor Sports Show in New York, which took its name from its upwards-opening 'gullwing' doors.

Jaguar E-Type
The definitive British sports car, which created nothing less than an absolute sensation when it was unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show.

Corvette® Sting Ray™
America's first volume production sports car, which awoke US drivers' passion for sports cars in the 1950s.

Datsun 240Z
The sleek and speedy Japanese sports car, which transformed the reputation of Japan's car industry in America in the 1970s.

Lamborghini Countach
The Italian masterpiece launched at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, which dominated the super car sector until 1990.

The reverse of each coin includes the year-date of the model portrayed and a triptych (three small background pictures) showing details of its dashboard, engine and wheels.

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, each coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Each set is housed in a stylish black presentation case and shipper both sporting a logo in the style of a grille.

Having this set of famous classic cars silver coins will be a treasured set of any coin collector.

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