The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013 Discover Australia Silver Proof Coins. There are five different designs featuring well known Australian animals, with the coins available individually or as a complete five coin set.
The five 1 ounce 99.9% pure silver proof coins feature the Kangaroo, Koala, Emu, Kookaburra, and Platypus. Each animal appears against a colored background scene with distinctive Australian landscapes. The inscription “Discover Australia 2013” appears in the field above, with the animal name and “1 oz 999 Silver” appearing below. The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark also appears.
The obverse of all coins features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the monetary denomination of “1 Dollar”.
Each of the coins can be purchased individually with a display case or as a complete five coin set within a presentation case. A numbered certificate of authenticity is included for each option.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of each of the 2013 Discover Australia 1 oz Silver Proof Coins. An issue limit of 3,500 applies to each individual option, and a limit of 1,500 applies to the five coin set.
This coin and other new releases can be found in the Perth Mint website recent releases section.