Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Australia 2009-P Celebrate Australia - Australian Capital Territory, Canberra & Cockatoo $1 Dollar BU with Color

Price: $39.95 $19.95
(You save $20.00)
SKU:
64309
Quantity:

Product Description

Celebrate the glorious natural and man-made splendor of Australia with this colorful new program!

It's possible that the Complete 8-Coin Collection of 2009 Celebrate Australia Animal Dollars is available - click here to see if it is!

Sold out at the Mint! The Perth Mint has issued a new series of value priced coins meant to extol both the natural and man-made beauty of the Land Down Under. Appropriately enough, these eight colorful dollars comprise the Celebrate Australia Program. Each coin commemorates one of the eight Australian states and territories. The artistic and skillfully rendered design of each coin encompasses three distinct elements unique to each state or territory:

   • An iconic animal of that state or territory;
   • The official floral emblem; and
   • A significant landmark or monument.

Celebrate Australia Capital Territory $1 packageThe eight different states and territories represented include:
   • Australian Capital Territory
   • New South Wales
   • Northern Territory
   • Queensland
   • South Australia
   • Tasmania
   • Victoria
   • Western Australia

The Celebrate Australia coins are available either singly or in a complete set of all eight dollars! This remarkable and reasonably priced program allows collectors of any means to taste the natural splendor and sample the remarkable diversity of the Island Continent in all its glory! Celebrate Australia!

Click here for all the coins in the Celebrate Australia program!

A pair of Gang-gang Cockatoos, the official faunal emblem or state animal of the Australian Capital TerritoryThe Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory. It is an inland enclave in New South Wales, situated in bushland.

The ACT was conceived during the Federation conventions of the late 19th century as a neutral location for a new national capital. This was because of fierce rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney, each claiming the right to be the national capital. Territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, and construction of the capital, Canberra, began in 1913.

The coin’s obverse depicts a colored illustration of Australia’s Parliament House, situated on Canberra’s Capital Hill. The design includes a Royal Bluebell, the Territory’s floral emblem, and a Gang-gang Cockatoo, its official territorial animal.

Click here for more coins and medals featuring animals!

Obverse
A colored illustration of Australia’s Parliament House, situated on Canberra’s Capital Hill. The design includes a Royal Bluebell, the Territory’s floral emblem, and a Gang-gang Cockatoo, its official territorial animal. The legend reads AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark also appears.

Click here for more coins featuring famous landmarks and monuments!

Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

Click here for other great colored coins!

Packaging
Each coin is sealed inside a full color, lavishly illustrated presentation card with fold out stand for upright display.

Click here for more great coins featuring flowers!

Specifications
Country Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value (Set) One Dollar
Weight 13.30 grams
Diameter 30.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness) 3.10 mm
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated with Color
Composition Aluminum Bronze
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!