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Australia 2010-P Celebrate Australia Special Edition - South Australia, Adelaide & Wombat $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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Beautiful design, EXCEEDINGLY LOW MINTAGE (limit of only 2,500), color and the unusual marsupial wombat 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 Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly rare, pure silver wombat coin, with a total of only 2,500 single silver dollars being issued! What's more, this is the sixth 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 cute and friendly common wombat noses around.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!

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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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South Australia
A dramatic view of Anglican cathedral of St. Peter's, in Adelaide, the capital and largest city of the state of South Australia. South Australia (abbreviated SA) is in the south central part of the country. It covers some of the most arid parts of the island continent and is the fourth largest of Australia's six states and two territories. SA is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory and Queensland, to the east by Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and along the south by the Great Australian Bight and the Southern Ocean.

With nearly 1.6 million people, the state comprises less than 10% of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the states and territories. The majority of its people reside in the state capital and largest city, Adelaide, with most of the remainder settled in fertile areas along the south-eastern coast and River Murray. The state's origins are unique in Australia as a freely-settled, planned British province rather than a convict settlement. Official settlement began on 28 December 1836, when the state was proclaimed at The Old Gum Tree by Governor John Hindmarsh.

The coin’s obverse depicts a full color view of historic St. Peter's Cathedral in Adelaide. The design includes South Australia’s official state animal, the hairy-nosed wombat, and Sturt's Desert Pea, its floral emblem.

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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 wombats in particular, are very popular themes with collectors. Finally, the mintage limit for this single Celebrate Australia Special Edition Silver Proof 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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Elise Martinson is an Australian artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who loves animals.About the Artist
The creator of the original artwork for both the coins and the colorful, outer boxes for the Celebrate Australia series is Elise Martinson. Elise is an Australian artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who loves animals (as you can see from her photo!). After studying multimedia design for four years and then working for year and a half as a graphic designer, she became eager to follow her dreams of creating 3D art for games or movies. Realizing that the limiting factor to 2D and 3D artwork was not software knowledge, but rather the ability to create concepts and accurately render them, she is now dedicated to further cultivating her drawing ability. Elise currently designs both coins and graphic artwork for the Perth Mint, and still hopes to break into the games industry one day as a concept or production artist. Three of her better-known projects for the Mint are the Outer Space Dollars 9-Coin Set, the Backyard Bugs 9-Coin Set and the Bush Babies Program. Elise was formerly a resident of Melbourne, Victoria but now resides in Perth, Western Australia. Here are links for Elise Martinson's online blog and her professional website.

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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 SA Wombat $1 in packageObverse
A full color view of historic St. Peter's Cathedral in Adelaide. The design includes South Australia’s official state animal, the hairy-nosed wombat, and Sturt's Desert Pea, its floral emblem. The legend SOUTH AUSTRALIA 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.

SpecificationsA cute and furry common wombat looks like it would make a good pet, but this is not the case.
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


The Common Wombat
The common wombat is one of only three extant species of wombats, large Australian marsupials. They are short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, approximately 39 inches (1 meter) in length, with a very short tail. An adult common wombat averages a weight of over 55 pounds (25 kg). They are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. The name "wombat" comes from the Eora Aboriginal community, who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Wombats' fur color can vary from sandy to brown, or from gray to black. Wombats are herbivores: their diet consists mostly of grasses, sedges, herbs, bark and roots. Their incisor teeth somewhat resemble those of the placental rodents, being adapted for gnawing tough vegetation.

Wombats dig extensive burrow systems with rodent-like front teeth and powerful claws. One distinctive adaptation of wombats is their backwards-facing pouch. The advantage o f this is that when digging, the wombat does not spray dirt into its pouch or over its young. Although mainly crepuscular and nocturnal, wombats will also venture out to feed on cool or overcast days. They are not commonly seen, but leave ample evidence of their passage, treating fences as minor inconveniences to be gone through or under.

Dingos and Tasmanian Devils prey on wombats. The wombat's primary defense is its toughened rear hide, with most of its posterior made of cartilage! This, combined with its lack of a meaningful tail, makes it difficult for any predator that follows the wombat into its tunnel to bite and injure the animal. When attacked, wombats dive into a nearby tunnel, using their rump to block a pursuing attacker. Wombats may allow an intruder to force its head over their back and then use its powerful legs to crush the skull of the predator against the roof of the tunnel, or drive it off with two-legged 'donkey' kicks.

Wombats have an extraordinarily slow metabolism, taking around 14 days to complete digestion! This aids their survival in arid conditions. They generally move slowly, and because of this are known for taking shortcuts, but when threatened they can reach up to 25 mph (40 km/h) and maintain that speed for up to 90 seconds. Wombats are wide-ranging foragers and nocturnal, with strong instincts for burrowing behaviors. These characteristics make them unsuitable as pets, despite their cute and furry appearance.

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