One of the most beautiful and elegant bird species alive today is the swan. There are a total of six living species of swan today, with most native to the Northern Hemisphere. However, there is one species still native Australia and it is one of the latest to feature on coinage from the Perth Mint. Now, 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Swans are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in individual plastic capsules or rolls of 20 coins!
- Second year of availability in the 1 oz Silver Swan Series!
- Mintage limited to 25,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse are an adult swan and its hatchling.
Swans are closely related to other waterfowl like geese and ducks, and most swans will live out their lives in monogamous relationships. However, it is possible for swans to “divorce” themselves from one another, typically as a result of nesting failure.
When the modern city of Perth was first founded in 1829, it was known as the Swan River Colony. The village had been founded on the banks of the Swan River in Western Australia that year. Today, the state flag of Western Australia features a swan in its design and the Perth Mint has adopted the swan as its official logo.
The obverse of these 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Swans comes with a fifth-generation Australian portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 as the fourth-generation design on British coins, it shows the Queen in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. 2018 is the last time this portrait featured on most Australian coins, including the coins of the Silver Swan Series.
On the reverse side of 2018 1 oz Silver Swans is a depiction of two swans. In this design, an adult swan is captured in a three-quarter right-profile relief with its young hatchling at its side. This was the first of many designs in the young collection to feature swans with their hatchlings, rather than just a singular swan.
These 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Swans come with individual plastic capsules or rolls of 20 coins for delivery. The mintage of 25,000 coins matched the debut date and sold out at Perth Mint almost as quickly as the debut year.
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