Perth Mint Releases Golden Hind Silver Proof Coin

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The Perth Mint of Australia released the 2011 Golden Hind Silver Proof Coin on August 2, 2011. This strike appears as the second release of the Perth’s Ships That Changed the World series and is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The coin is available directly from the Mint for AUS $97.27.

Shown on the reverse of the coin is a design by artist Tom Vaughan featuring the ship known as the Golden Hind. The Hind is set against a colored globe map as well as depicted afloat a blue hued ocean. Reverse inscriptions include "GOLDEN HIND" and "1 OZ 999 SILVER."

As legal tender of the island national of Tuvalu with a face value of one dollar, the strike contains a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Inscriptions shown on the obverse include "QUEEN ELIZABETH," "TUVALU," "2011" and "1 DOLLAR."

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Kangaroo at Sunset 1/5 Ounce Silver Proof Coin Released

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2011 Kangaroo at Sunset 1/5 Ounce Silver Proof Coin. Each Kangaroo at Sunset Coin is struck from 1/5 ounce of 99.9% pure silver and is available directly from the Mint for AUD $65.00, or AUD $59.09 for international orders.

Shown on the reverse of the strike is the Wojciech Pietranik design made famous a few years ago when it first appeared on gold coins issued by the Mint. This design showcases a kangaroo on the outback at dusk. A waning sun behind the marsupial casts a reflective shadow in front of the creature. The only inscription on the reverse indicates the coin’s fineness with "999 Ag."

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of the strike, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The portrait is surrounded by the inscriptions of "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," "2011" and "1 DOLLAR."

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