Friday, May 19, 2006
Landmarks Silver Series Uluru
The Perth Mint, Australia have issued the next in the series of Australian landmarks, The Rock known as Uluru. The coin is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin's reverse depicts Uluru. The giant monolith, which has a 9.4 kilometre circumference, rises almost 350 metres above the surrounding plain. At dawn and sunset, its awe-inspiring appearance turns fiery red. Once known as Ayers Rock, sacred Uluru belongs to the Anangu, traditional owners of the land whose presence in the area spans more than 10,000 years.
The coin's reverse depicts a colored image of Uluru. The design includes a representation of an indigenous Australian and desert vegetation. The year-date and The Perth Mint's traditional ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin depicts Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
Each coin is housed in a superb presentation case with a lid made from Australian Sheoak timber. The case comes in a protective outer shipper featuring Discover Australia's distinctive logo.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these coins worldwide.
1oz Proof Coin
Features Australia's Iconic Landmarks
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Landmarks Theme - Uluru
Coloured Reverse Design
Australian Legal Tender
Uniquely Australian Packaging
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Available as an individual coin or in a five coin set.
This is truly a beautiful coin and anyone collecting the landmark series will definitely want the ‘Uluru’!