2014 Gold Rush 1 oz Silver Coin Extends Land Down Under Series

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A successful and unique program from the Perth Mint of Australia known as the Land Down Under series is expanded with the recent debut of the 2014 Proof Gold Rush 1 oz Silver Coin.

2014 Gold Rush 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

The 2014 Proof Gold Rush 1 oz Silver Coin is the fifth silver issue in the Land Down Under series

This coin appears as the first 2014-dated release of the series and is composed of one ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Mintage is capped at 5,000.

Shown on each silver coin is a colored design emblematic of the gold rush boom of 1851.

"Australia is a continent rich in history and the famed gold rush of 1851 triggered a period of radical transformation for the remote penal colony," describes a release from the Perth Mint. "The population and the economy boomed at an unprecedented rate, bringing about new towns, cities, trade, cultures and infrastructure, seemingly overnight."

This new issue is the fifth silver coin to appear in the series which was created to showcase aspects of Australia’s discovery, ancient culture, enviable lifestyle and iconic landmarks. Previous program releases centered on themes such as Captain James Cook, Surfing, the Didgeridoo and the Sydney Opera House.

Gold Rush Silver Coin Specifications

The one ounce proof silver coin is struck from a composition of 99.9% pure silver. This gives it a minimum gross weight of 31.135 grams. The diameter of each coin is listed as 40.60 mm with a thickness of 4.00 mm.

Appearing on the reverse is a colored image depicting the gold rush of 1851 as designed by Perth Mint artist Wade Robinson. It features a prospector panning for gold with a colored river scene behind him in the shape of the map of Australia.

Reverse inscriptions include ‘THE LAND DOWN UNDER’ and ‘1 oz 999 SILVER.’ Also shown is the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Obverses include a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Obverse inscriptions read: ‘ELIZABETH II,’ ‘AUSTRALIA,’ ‘2014’ and ‘1 DOLLAR.’

Australian Map-Shaped Case for Land Down Under Silver Coins

Australian Map-Shaped Case for Land Down Under Silver Coins

All silver coins of the program come in a unique Australian map-shaped latex display case. An illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.

Initial pricing is listed as AUS $90.00, or US $81.47, but is subject to change based on market conditions. The Perth Mint is also offering a gold version of the coin struck to proof quality from one-fourth ounce of the precious metal. Its current price is AUS $631.82, or US $571.97.

Orders may be placed directly from The Perth Mint website at http://www.perthmint.com.au. An affiliate link to new Perth Mint silver coins follows:

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