The Brumby is a well-known band of wild horses roaming the countryside of the Australian continent. Originating from domesticated horse breeds purposely released into the wild and other breeds that were lost or escaped, Brumbies can be found today roaming the Australian Alps and Queensland. Right now, 2020 2 oz Proof Silver Australian Brumby Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a display case with clear lid and a themed shipper!
- Features a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The obverse features a right-profile bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is an image of the Brumby running through water.
- Art created by Jennifer McKenna.
Each of the 2020 2 oz Proof Silver Australian Brumby Coins in this product listing at Silver.com comes to you with its own presentation packaging. These proof silver coins are housed inside of classic display cases that feature a clear lid and come with a themed shipper that features colorized artwork of the Brumby. Each coin comes with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity and has high-relief visuals delivering depth to the visual field and 3D relief to the design elements.
While local tradition suggests the Brumbies came from horses released into the wild on purpose by James Brumby, a soldier and pastor ordered to move from Sydney to Van Diemen’s Land in 1801, the reality is that the modern population consists of various breeds. The modern population is estimated around 400,000 wild horses, with breeds that contributed to the feral population varying and coming from both Brumby’s initial release and other lost or escaped horses of early European settlers to Australia.
The obverse side of the 2020 2 oz Proof Silver Australian Brumby Coin features a right-profile bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown in the popular sixth-generation effigy originally created by Jody Clark in 2015 for the Royal Mint of England. Debuting on Australian coins starting in 2018, this bust shows the Queen at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem Crown.
On the reverse face of 2020 2 oz Proof Silver Brumby Coins, you will find one of the powerful Brumbies running with reckless abandon through a small, shallow body of water. Many Brumbies are very powerful horses and have been domesticated at times over the last two centuries for work as campdrafters and working stock horses.
The 2020 Silver Brumby Coins are products of the Perth Mint, Australia’s oldest operating mint. Founded in 1899, the mint was initially the third branch facility of the Royal Mint of England and is now owned by the state government of Western Australia.
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