A new collection offered by the Perth Mint brings together three 2013-dated silver coins struck in stunning high relief proof format. The coins feature three iconic Australian animals, the kangaroo, the koala, and the kookaburra.
The Kangaroo coin’s reverse design features an adult kangaroo standing in a rural wheat field. The coin was released for individual sale in July 2013 with an overall maximum mintage of 20,000 pieces.
The Koala coin’s reverse features an adult koala sitting in the fork of a eucalyptus tree surrounded by gum leaves. The coin was released for individual sale in August 2013 with an overall maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.
The Kookaburra coin’s reverse portrays two young kookaburra’s sitting on a tree branch above a spray of bush flowers. The coin was released for individual sale in May 2013 with an overall maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.
The obverse of each coin includes the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The obverse and reverse of all three coins are minted on concave surfaces to ensure optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die. This also makes for an impressive display of the design.
Each coin is struck in 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality. The maximum diameter is 32.60 mm and the maximum thickness is 6.00 mm. The three coins are packaged together in a display case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The 2013 Australian High Relief Silver Proof Three Coin Collection is limited to an issuance of 1,000 sets. This comes from the maximum mintages previously indicated for each coin.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit the Perth Mint product page.