The Perth Mint of Australia has released a silver coin to mark the 40th anniversary of friendship between China and Australia. Formal diplomatic relations were established on December 21, 1972. Since this time, interaction between the people of the two countries has blossomed. Cross-migration, commerce, travel and study opportunities have fostered interpersonal links that have led to an increased understanding of each country’s unique culture, history and geography.
The reverse design of the coin features the animal emblem of each country, the Australian Kangaroo and the Chinese Giant Panda, with color images of the flags of each country placed above. The inscription “China and Australia 40 Years” appears in both English and Chinese with the dates “1972-2012” at the lower portion of the coin. On the obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with inscriptions indicating the silver content and monetary denomination.
Each coin is struck from one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver to specimen quality. The diameter is 40.60 mm and thickness is 4.00 mm. No more than 5,000 of the coins will be issued by the Perth Mint.
Packaging includes a prestigious display case with an illustrated shipper and specially designed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
To place an order or for additional information, please visit the Perth Mint’s website product page.