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Australia 2011-P ANDA Coin Show Special Edition #1 Brisbane - Celebrate Australia - Sea Turtle & Great Barrier Reef UNESCO World Heritage Site $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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Beautiful design, EXCEEDINGLY LOW MINTAGE (limit of only 2,500), FIRST OF A NEW SERIES, color and turtle theme make for a great investment!!

This Silver Dollar may be available as part of a specially discounted Complete 5-Coin Collection -
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Sold out at the Mint!The 2010 Celebrate Australia - Animals Complete 5-Coin Collection is also available (at a value price!), as is the 2009 Celebrate Australia - Animals Complete 8-Coin Collection, which is long sold out at the Mint! For pure silver dollars, check out the Celebrate Australian Cities Complete 4-Coin Silver Dollar Collection, as well as the Celebrate Australia Animals Complete 8-Coin Silver Dollar Collection - just click on the titles to go straight to these Celebrate Australia Sets!

A sea turtle swims past a very small section of the Great Barrier Reef.The ANDA (Australian Numismatic Dealers Association) held its second show of 2011 in Brisbane in May. To celebrate this numismatic gathering on Australia's balmy Gold Coast, the Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly scarce, pure silver turtle coin, with a total of only 2,500 silver dollars being issued! What's more, this is the very first silver release in the extremely popular Celebrate Australia - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Program. This coin combines a highly popular animal motif with an aesthetically superior design. Add in the ridiculously low mintage limit, the pure silver and the proof finish with full color, and you've got a sure winner!

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Series Note
The Perth Mint's second Celebrate Australia series extols the biodiversity and natural beauty of the Land Down Under. Each coin commemorates a different Australian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The artistic and skillfully rendered design of each coin encompasses two distinct elements unique to its UNESCO World Heritage Site:

    • A full color view of the Site's resplendent natural beauty; and
    • An iconic animal of that UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The five different Sites and the animals represented include:
    • Great Barrier Reef & Green Sea Turtle
    • Greater Blue Mountains & Tree Frog
    • Heard and McDonald Islands & Macaroni Penguins
    • Tasmanian Wilderness & Eastern Quoll
    • Shark Bay & Dugong Sea Cow

A close up view of the incredible color, beauty and biodiversity of the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef! The Celebrate Australia coins are available either singly or in a complete set of all five 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!

The very first release in the new, 2nd Celebrate Australia Silver Dollar Program! This new series follows hot on the heels of the popular, exciting, and low-mintage first Celebrate Australia series of Coin Show Specials. Silver dollars in the first 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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A friendly sea turtle scoots along the sea floor.The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, comprising over 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 1,600 miles (2,600 kilometers) over an area of approximately 133,000 square miles (344,400 square kilometers). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in the warm, tropical waters of northeast Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's largest single structure made by living organisms. The reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny life forms, known as coral polyps. The Great Barrier Reef supports an incredible diversity of life, and was selected as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN has chosen it one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use, such as overfishing and tourism. Other environmental pressures to the reef and its ecosystem include water quality from runoff, climate change accompanied by mass coral bleaching, and cyclic outbreaks of the harmful crown-of-thorns starfish.

The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color image the tropical coral reef. The design includes a green sea turtle (artistically rendered in frosted cameo relief), a sight always popular with those visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

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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 turtles 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 2011 Celebrate Australia Great Barrier Reef ANDA $1 in packageObverse
The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color image the tropical coral reef. The design includes a green sea turtle, a sight always popular with those visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The legend reads GREAT BARRIER REEF. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark also appears.

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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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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.

SpecificationsThe incredible biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef is illustrated in this colorful picture!
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2011
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 Ryan Vanderwiel (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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