2014 Rock Fishing Silver Coin from Land Down Under Series

October 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New from the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2014 $1 Rock Fishing 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin, the last of the four-coin 2014 Land Down Under series.

2014 $1 Rock Fishing 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin

[Shown: 2014 $1 Rock Fishing 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin]

Each coin is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and features a colored reverse emblematic of the sport of rock fishing.

"Isolated locations, slippery and uneven surfaces, and the unpredictable nature of the ocean, make rock fishing the most dangerous sport in Australia," describes the Perth Mint. "Yet despite many reports which detail fisherman being swept to their untimely demise, the exhilaration of the pastime makes it an extremely popular activity across Australia and New Zealand."

The 2014 Land Down Under series debuted with coins showcasing the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian Gold Rush. Those were followed later with the Australian Stockman Silver Coin and now this newest issue. Companion 1/4 ounce gold as well as special edition 2 ounce gold and 5 ounce silver coins have also appeared as part of the series.

Rock Fishing Silver Coin Specifications

A lone fisherman appears on the reverse of the Rock Fishing silver coin as he reels in his catch. Behind the man and fish, a colored scene shows the land, sea and sky in their natural hues all framed within a shape of the Australian continent. Inscriptions include THE LAND DOWN UNDER, ROCK FISHING, 1 OZ 999 SILVER and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The reverse design is the work of Perth Mint artist Jennifer McKenna.

Offered on the obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscribed around her effigy is ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2014 and the legal tender face value of 1 DOLLAR.

Specifications of the coin are as follows:

2014 Rock Fishing Silver Coin Specifications

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Jennifer McKenna


Each coin is housed in an Australian map-shaped latex case. A certificate of authenticity and an illustrated shipper accompany each purchase.

Mintage is limited to 5,000. Each coin is currently AUS $90, or about US $78.40. Orders may be placed directly from The Perth Mint website at www.perthmint.com.au. An affiliate link to new Perth Mint silver coins follows:

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The associated Rock Fishing 1/4 Ounce Gold Proof Coin is also available for AUS $631.82, or US $550.37. It depicts a fisherman and his son.

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