When you buy silver from the Royal Australian Mint, you will find both bullion coin collections and collectible coin programs. One of the latest issues from the mint is a Mungo Footprint design that celebrates the longevity and lasting impressions of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Replicating the famous Mungo Footprints, this limited-issue proof is an exciting piece. Now, 2021 1/2 oz Proof Silver Royal Australian Mint Mungo Footprint Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you encapsulated in a display box with an included themed shipper and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Distinctive 1/2 oz silver proof celebrates the ancient Mungo footprints!
- Proof specimens!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the replica of Mungo footprints in the dry clay of Lake Mungo.
Lake Mungo is one of the seven primary bodies of water in the Willandra Lakes system. The Willandra Lakes region, located in the far west reaches of New South Wales, was formed starting nearly 2 million years ago. The shorelines of these now-dried-up lakes can be classified in one of three major sediment layers, with each one deposited at different points in the history of the region.
This region is the site of some of the oldest known sites occupied by Aboriginals on the Australian continent. Human occupation in this region started around 40,000 years ago, with the highest levels of activity occurring starting around 10,000 years ago. In 2003, a series of footprint lines were found in the dried lakebed at Lake Mungo, one of the major lakes from the Willandra Lakes region.
The obverse side of 2021 1/2 oz Proof Silver Royal Australian Mint Mungo Footprint Coins features a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy of the Queen was developed first for the Royal Mint in 2015 and created by Jody Clark. Starting in 2018, the portrait has been adopted for Australian coins at both the Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint.
On the reverse face of 2021 1/2 oz Proof Silver Mungo Footprint Coins is a depiction of a single footprint in the clay lakebed of Mungo. The footprints found in the dry lakebed represent men and women, adults and children. There is even one set of footprints that suggests a small child was among those who left footprints in the lakebed.
These 2021 1/2 oz Proof Silver Royal Australian Mint Mungo Footprint Coins are available with capsules and housed in a Royal Australian Mint black box. These items ship in a themed shipper and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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