2014 Great Barrier Reef Silver Coin in Land Down Under Series

July 30, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Australia’s discovery, ancient culture, enviable lifestyle and iconic landmarks are celebrated once again with the Perth Mint of Australia’s 2014 Great Barrier Reef 1 oz Silver Proof Coin.

2014 Great Barrier Reef Silver Coin

2014 Great Barrier Reef Silver Coin

The strike continues the Perth Mint’s Land Down Under series and is offered as the second 2014-dated issue from the program. Mintage of the 99.9% fine silver coin is limited to 5,000.

"Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet and one of the seven natural wonders of the world," describes the Perth Mint in a release. "Featuring a stunning array of coral in bright and beautiful colors and a breathtaking variety of marine creatures, from microscopic plankton to whales weighing more than 100 tons, the reef offers some of the most spectacular maritime scenery on Earth."

Previous Land Down Under silver coins depict Captain James Cook, Surfing, the Didgeridoo and the Sydney Opera House. Australia’s important gold rush boom of 1851 was celebrated on the most recent issue which appeared in February.

Great Barrier Reef Silver Coin Specifications

A colored design by Perth artist Natasha Muhl is shown on the reverse of the silver coin. Framed within the shape of the Australian continent, a representation of the Great Barrier Reef is seen as a seaplane flies overhead.

Inscriptions surrounding the design include THE LAND DOWN UNDER, GREAT BARRIER REEF and 1 oz 999 SILVER. To the bottom of the image, the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark appears.

The coin is struck as legal tender of Australia under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. Accordingly, Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse. Inscriptions around the portrait include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2014 and the face value of 1 DOLLAR. The artist’s initials of IRB are seen below the effigy.

Each release has one troy ounce of silver for a weight of 31.135 grams and a diameter of 4.00 mm.

Pricing for the 2014 Great Barrier Reef Silver Coin is listed as AUS $90.00, or US $84.32.

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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An Australian map-shaped latex display case accompanies the coin as does a Perth Mint shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Perth also offers a one-fourth ounce Great Barrier Reef Gold Coin. Struck in 99.99% fine gold and limited to 1,000, it features a green sea turtle swimming among coral.


One Response to “2014 Great Barrier Reef Silver Coin in Land Down Under Series”
  1. I think you will find the diameter is 40 mm not 4.00 mm.

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