Sunday, October 19, 2014

2011 Year Of The Rabbit Proof Silver Coin (3 Coin Set)

2011 Year Of The Rabbit Proof Silver Coin (3 Coin Set)

In 2011, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. These superb releases are perfect for people born in the Year of the Rabbit – 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 – who are regarded as intelligent, articulate, compassionate and loyal.

Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the 2011 releases a three-coin set (2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz).
The reverse of each coin depicts two rabbits nestling under foliage.  The Chinese character for ‘rabbit’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rabbit’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Silver Proof Australian
Lunar Series II coins are housed in elegant black and red display cases, and are each presented in a colourful illustrated shipper. 

1 Ounce Pure Silver (999)
Face Value: AUD 2 (2oz), AUD 1 (1oz), AUD 0.50 (1/2oz)
Diameter: 55.60 mm (2oz), 45.60mm (1oz), 36.60mm (1/2oz)
Weight: 62.27g (2oz), 32.135g (1oz), 15.573g (1/2oz)

Mintage: 1,000

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Royal Mint Britannia Silver Bullion Coin

1oz 2014 Royal Mint Britannia Silver Coin

This .999 Birtannia silver coin has a face value of £2. The reverse features Britannia, the female personification of the island of Great Britain used since ancient Rome. Britannia first appeared on a coin in first century Rome, but was not included on British coinage until 1672.

The reverse image is of Britannia in her Roman-style helmet, holding Poseidon's trident in one hand and an olive branch and shield in the other. The shield is decorated in the same style as the British flag. Britannia’s dress and hair swirl in the wind as she looks out to sea, watchful against threats. The rim reads 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER, BRITANNIA 2014.

The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth’s dignified portrait. The words ELIZABETH II DG REG FID DEF and 2 POUNDS are written around the rim.

1 Ounce Pure Silver (999)
Face Value: £2
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 31.21g