The 2013 Discover Australia 1 Oz Silver Proof Coins are now available from the Perth Mint of Australia. Each of the new releases is struck to proof quality from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver.
Shown on the reverse of the strikes is colorized designs depicting some of the unique creatures of Australia and their natural habitat. The five 2013-dated releases showcase a kangaroo, a koala, an emu, a kookaburra and a platypus.
The series continues a program that also appeared last year. The 2012 Discover Australia Coins proved popular with collectors with the newest additions likely also to be sought after.
Ing Ing John designed the colorful reverse images of the new coins. This includes a kangaroo in an outback scene, a koala on the stump of a eucalyptus tree, an emu in the desert, a kookaburra set against a river background and a platypus in the tropical rain forest.
Reverse inscriptions include DISCOVER AUSTRALIA, 2013, 1 OZ 999 SILVER and the name of the creature that is featured - KANGAROO, KOALA, EMU, KOOKABURRA or PLATYPUS. Also shown on the reverse is the Perth Mint's historic 'P' mintmark.
These coins are struck as legal tender of Australia under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. Shown on the obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The obverse also includes the inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and 1 DOLLAR.
The five 2013 Discover Australia Silver Proof Coins are available individually. Current pricing is listed as AUS $90. A five coin product is also available for those looking to purchase the complete set with current pricing shown as AUS $450. All pricing is subject to change.
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2013 Discover Australia Silver Proof Coins