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Australia 2010-P ANDA Coin Show Special Edition - Celebrate Australia - Victoria, Historic Melbourne Railroad Station Locomotive Train & Little Penguin $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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Beautiful design, EXCEEDINGLY LOW MINTAGE (limit of only 2,500), color and penguin theme make for a great investment!!

It's possible that the Complete 8-Coin Collection consisting of all eight different Celebrate Australia Animals Silver Dollars may be available - click here to see if it is!

Sold out at the Mint!The ANDA (Australian Numismatic Dealers Association) held its third show of 2010 in Melbourne in July. To celebrate this numismatic gathering in Australia's second largest city, the Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly rare, pure silver penguin coin, with a total of only 2,500 silver dollars being issued! What's more, this is only the second silver release in the extremely popular Celebrate Australia Program. This coin combines a highly popular animal motif with an aesthetically superior design, executed by renowned wildlife artist Elise Martinson. Add in the ridiculously low mintage limit, the pure silver and the proof finish with full color, and you've got a sure winner!

A blue Little Penguin on Phillips Island, off the coast of the city of Melbourne, capital and largest city of the Australian state of Victoria.Series Note
The 8th and final release in the Celebrate Australia Silver Dollar Program has been issued! As such, it completes this popular, exciting, and low-mintage Coin Show series. Silver dollars in this program include:

   1)  Queensland, Great Barrier Reef & Sea Turtle
   2)  Victoria, Melbourne Train Station & Penguin
   3)  Northern Territories & Saltwater Crocodile
   4)  New South Wales, Sydney & Koala
   5)  Australian Capital Territory, Canberra & Cockatoo
   6)  South Australia, Adelaide & Wombat
   7)  Tasmania, Cradle Mountain & Tasmanian Devil
   8)  Western Australia, Perth & Kangaroo

Please click on the links above for more detailed information and background on each particular coin. The mintage limits are exceedingly low for Australian silver dollars, so please, don't delay - get your Celebrate Australia Special Edition Silver Proofs today!

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

Discounted Sets!
There may be specially discounted bonus packs and sets of these outstanding coins available. Try the following options:

    • Special Bonus Discount 3-Pack consisting of coins 5, 6 & 7 above.
    • Australian Cities 4-Coin Silver Proof Set consisting of coins 1, 2, 4 & 5 above.
    • Special Bonus Discount 8-Pack! The Complete 8-Coin Collection of Eight Silver Dollars,consisting of
    the Australian Cities 4-Coin Set (coins 1, 2, 4 & 5) + four singles (3, 6, 7 & 8).

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Victoria
Victoria is a state located in the southeastern corner of Australia. It is the smallest mainland state in area but the most densely populated and urbanized. Over five million people inhabit the region. European settlement in Victoria began in the 1830s as a farming community.

The Victorian design of Melbourne, Australia's historic Flinders Street Train Station was completed in 1910, in the Edwardian period. The discovery of gold in 1851 transformed Victoria into a leading industrial and commercial center. Later discoveries occurred at many sites across Victoria. This triggered one of the largest gold rushes the world has ever seen. The colony grew rapidly in both population and economic power. In ten years the population of Victoria increased sevenfold from 76,000 to 540,000. All sorts of gold records were produced including the "richest shallow alluvial gold field in the world" and the largest gold nugget, the "Welcome Stranger". Victoria produced in the decade 1851–1860 20 million ounces of gold, one third of the world's output.

Victoria is the second most populous Australian state, after New South Wales, with an estimated population of over 5 million people. Melbourne is Victoria's capital and largest city, with more than 70% of all Victorians living there.

At Phillip Island, southeast of Melbourne, a viewing area has been set up at the Phillip Island Nature Park to allow tourists to view the nightly "Penguin Parade" of Little Penguins. Lights and concrete stands have been erected to allow visitors to see (but not to photograph) the birds interacting in their colony, who seem not to be bothered by the spectators. The penguin "parade", which stands as a very popular attraction, brings half a million visitors a year.

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The coin’s obverse depicts a full color scene of Melbourne’s historic, Victorian-era Flinders Street Train Station and one of the city's iconic trams. The design includes a Little Penguin, a star of the "Penguin Parade" on Phillip Island, and Common Heath, Victoria’s floral emblem.

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A panoramic view of the skyline of the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane, capital and largest city of the state of Queensland, Australia, with Queensland's official flower or floral emblem, the Cooktown Orchid, in the foreground.

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Investment Note
We like this coin for several reasons. It is large (40.60 mm diameter), struck in pure silver, and is very handsomely colored. Animals in general, and penguins in particular, are very popular themes with collectors. Finally, the mintage limit for this coin is exceedingly low for an Australian silver dollar - only 2,500, with more releases to follow in this series. Don't delay, we recommend one of these great colored silver proofs today!

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Australia 2010 Celebrate Australia Victoria ANDA $1 in packageObverse
A full color scene of Melbourne’s Flinders Street Train Station and one of the city's iconic trams. The design includes a Little Penguin, a star of the "Penguin Parade" on Phillip Island, and Common Heath, Victoria’s floral emblem. The legend VICTORIA denotes the theme, while the legend 1 OZ 99.9 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark also appears.

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Reverse

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 QUEEN ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2010
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    2,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Elise Martinson (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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