Brand new from the mint! Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, this spectacular collectable incorporates an authentic mother of pearl insert in the shape of the great southern land a popular reference to the Australian continent originally coined in ancient Europe to describe a predicted southern landmass. Proof quality 99.99% pure silver.
Authentic Australian mother of pearl insert. Limited mintage - 5,000. This beautiful coin features the great southern Australian continent in stunning Australian Mother of Pearl. Australia is the planets sixth largest country yet the smallest of the worlds continents. Evolving across more than 3,000 million years, it is also unique as the lowest, flattest and driest continent (after Antarctica) and home to a diverse range of climates, landscapes and animals.
Once recognized as the unknown land of the south, legends of Terra Australis Incognita date back to Roman times. The existence of this hypothetical landmass was based on the theory that continental land in the Northern Hemisphere was balanced by land in the Southern Hemisphere. While depictions of Terra Australis on world maps varied greatly between the 15th and 18th centuries as explorers traversed the Pacific Ocean, British navigator James Cook is credited with producing the first charted maps of the east coast in 1770. The voyage of the British Royal Navys HM Bark Endeavour led to the documentation of several previously unknown species of flora and fauna that have come to define Australia.
Mintage of only 5,000 coins. The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. Obverse: The coins obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. Reverse: The coin's reverse features a central mother of pearl insert in the shape of the Australian continent.
It is encircled with representations of iconic marine creatures found in Australian waters, including a great white shark, sea turtle, seahorse, blue-ringed octopus, starfish and stingray. Included on the reverse is the coins weight, purity and year-date together with The Perth Mints "P" mint mark. Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government. The item "2021 1 Oz Silver Proof $1 Mother Of Pearl Coin Great Southern Land Australian" is in sale since Friday, September 3, 2021.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "micmccu59" and is located in Cedar Park, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.