The Australian Stock Horse arrived on the continent as a combination of various breeds already in use in Britain and Europe. The predominant breeds in the bloodline were Thoroughbred, Arab, Timor, and Welsh Mountain ponies. Today, the Australian Stock Horse has evolved into its own respected breed. Right now, 2016 5 oz Proof Gold Australian Stock Horse Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a wooden display box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third design released in the Proof Gold Australian Stock Horse coins!
- Mintage limited to 99 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $500 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is an Australian Stock Horse leaping over a fence.
Each of the 2016 5 oz Proof Gold Australian Stock Horse Coins in this Silver.com listing is available to you with its original packaging from the Perth Mint. These limited-issue coins are housed inside of wooden display boxes and come with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each gold coin has frosted designs and mirrored background fields with a “P” mint mark.
The Australian Stock Horse series from the Perth Mint includes five designs in all and debuted with bullion options in 2013. The 5 oz proof gold coin is issued one year behind the designs that appear on the silver bullion versions. For example, the debut 2013 release didn’t appear on the 5 oz gold proof coin until the 2014 date mark. As such, these 2016 5 oz Proof Gold Stock Horse Coins have the same design from the 2015 silver bullion coin, meaning its the third design in total in the collection.
On the reverse of 2016 5 oz Proof Gold Australian Stock Horse Coin depicts one of these majestic beasts leaping over a fence. The Stock Horse is known for its stamina and strength, one of the primary reasons it was used in working situations by early European settlers on the Australian continent.
The obverse of 2016 Proof Gold Australian Stock Horse Coins includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998, this design originated on Royal Mint of England coins and featured on Australian coins from the Perth Mint from 1998 to 2018.
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