For those looking to add something entirely unique to their holiday celebrations this year, the Perth Mint has the perfect product to hang from the Christmas tree. The mint has released Christmas-themed silver proof products annually since 2012, combining .999 silver and colorized finishes. Right now, Silver.com has the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Christmas Coin available in Proof condition.
- Limited mintage of just 3,000 coins from the Perth Mint!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the government of Australia.
- Features the latest Christmas-themed design.
- Struck in brilliant proof finish.
- Bears a unique star shape.
- Coin ships in holiday-themed packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The modern Christmas tree is relatively new to much of the Western world. Christmas trees are said to have originated in Germany, where devout Christians used to bring the trees into their homes starting in the 16th century, decorating them with edible adornments such as biscuits and nuts. It wasn’t until the 19th century that the practice began to spread beyond the borders of Germany.
Today, Christians around the world decorate Christmas trees each year during the holidays with lights, tinsel, garland, and other ornaments. This year you can add a brilliant proof .999 silver coin to your collection. This coin is struck on unique star-shaped blanks, making them unlike anything else on the market.
On the reverse side of the coin is the 2015 Christmas-themed design. The background contains a snow-covered, wooded environment. In the middle, a brilliantly colorized Christmas tree topped by a glowing, gold star. The phrase “Merry Christmas” is engraved below.
The obverse bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy sits on a background field that is mirror-like, and is surrounded by engravings that read “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” “1 Dollar,” “2015,” and “1 oz 999 Silver.”
Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia, having opened in 1898. It was once part of the British Royal Mint system, but was handed over to Australian control in 1970. Today it is controlled by the state government of Western Australia.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Silver.com at 888-989-7223. You can also reach us online using our live web chat or by sending us an email with your questions.