Perth Mint is known for pushing boundaries in terms of coin design, innovation, and even the shape of the blanks it uses in the production of various series. The mint that brings you some of the longest running annual releases and the exciting Lunar Series II collection, now offers a special Christmas coin for the ages. The 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Christmas Coin is available today on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in beautiful Christmas-themed presentation packaging.
- Celebrates the spirit of Christmas!
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Obverse includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features a single burning candle with Christmas ornaments and bow.
- Brilliant star-shaped blank!
On the obverse of the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Christmas Coin you’ll find the image of the Queen of England. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of all Australian coinage and has since 1952 when she ascended to the throne of England. This current design is from Ian Rank-Broadley and was created in 1998.
The reverse of the Silver Australian Christmas Coin includes the image of a single, solitary candle at the heart of the design. Its warm glow is captured with beautiful, full-color artwork as its flame warms this side of the design. Surrounding it are the wreath of holly on the sides and a red bow ties it all together at the bottom.
Christmas is widely recognized throughout Western Christianity as a time to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. In modern times, it is more widely celebrated in a secular sense as a time for families to come together and rejoice in the bounties of this Earth, and bask in the warm glow of love, peace, and joy.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Christmas Coins in this collection is unique beyond its use of colorization in the finish. These coins are struck on seven-pointed star blanks with an eyelet hole at the top that allows you to hang this brilliant silver proof coin from your tree, inside of any protective case, as a decorative ornament for the holiday.
Perth Mint is a state owned entity of the government in Western Australia. Previously part of the Royal Mint system and once responsible for the production of Australian currency, today it operates outside the bounds of the newer sovereign mint system, the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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