Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Silver Australian Icon

The Perth Mint Australia have just issued a first with six TV icons on the one coin. This is a pure silver coin with 6 pictures that alternative on the one coin. The amazing “lenticular” reverse coin celebrated 50 years of Television in Australia with pictures of some of the most well known icons in Australian Television.

The six images, which 'morph' from one to another, portray:
Graham Kennedy - the 'King' of Australian television, who famously hosted In Melbourne Tonight and other hits including Blankety Blanks.

Playschool - the iconic programme that first went to air in 1966 and still plays a significant role in the early childhood experiences of today's kids.

Skippy - the show that launched Australia's first international TV superstar - an intelligent and resourceful kangaroo that fascinated viewers worldwide.

Countdown - the Australian music institution said to have created a spike in electricity demand every Sunday night, such was its popularity.

The Movie Show - the film connoisseurs' choice hosted by Margaret and David, whose famous spats made it irresistible to almost everyone.
The coin is proof quality 99.9 percent pure fine silver and has a unique square shape and comes with a presentation booklet and a numbers certificate of authenticity. There is a limited mintage of just 12500

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Each coin is housed in a spiral-bound presentation booklet examining the appeal and greatness of each television icon portrayed on the lenticular reverse. The booklet comes in an outer cover depicting a family watching an early television set in the 1950s.

No more than 12,500 of these coins will be released by The Perth Mint, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Coin celebrating 1956-2006 50 Years of Australian Television
Features amazing 'lenticular' reverse - six TV icons on one coin
50-Year Anniversary
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver one ounce coin.
Six Lenticular Images
Australian TV Icons
Australian Legal Tender
Unusual Square Shape
Presentation Booklet
Limited Mintage 12500
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Cost AUD$77.27
Estimated Shipping AUD$8.25
The Silver Australian Icon coin will be much in demand and a collectors item for many years to come.

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