Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

THE-LAND-DOWN-UNDER-CAPTAIN-JAMES-COOK-silver-2013-ONE-OUNCE-1oz-SILVER-PROOF-COIN-the-Perth-Mint-shipperTHE-LAND-DOWN-UNDER-CAPTAIN-JAMES-COOK-silver-2013-ONE-OUNCE-1oz-SILVER-PROOF-COIN-the-Perth-Mint-boxThe Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Stunning Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Australian Map-Shaped Display Case
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000

The third design from The Land Down Under program depicts famed explorer, Captain James Cook. Captain Cook is known as the 18th century navigator and pioneer whose achievements in mapping the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia radically changed western perceptions of world geography.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 1oz coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Stunning Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a seated portrait of Captain Cook and HMS Bark Endeavour, within a map outline of Australia.  The inscription THE LAND DOWN UNDER and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are 
also incorporated in the design.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.

Australian Map-Shaped Display Case

Housed in a unique Australian map-shaped latex case with a stylised shipper, this beautiful coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificatze of Authenticity.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these Captain James Cook 1oz Silver Proof Coins from The Land Down Under series.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz)
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 Mintage5,000
DesignerTom Vaughan