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Australia 2011-P ANDA Coin Show Special Edition #3 Sydney - Celebrate Australia - Tree Frog & Greater Blue Mountains 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), pure silver dollar, color and froggie 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 close up view of a Greater Blue Mountains Tree Frog, green with colorful stripes, posed on a wet rock.The ANDA (Australian Numismatic Dealers Association) held its fourth show of 2011 in Sydney in August. To celebrate this numismatic gathering in Australia's largest city, the Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly scarce, pure silver frog coin, with a total of only 2,500 silver dollars being issued! What's more, this is only the third 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
    • Heard and McDonald Islands & Macaroni Penguins
    • Greater Blue Mountains & Tree Frog
    • Tasmanian Wilderness & Eastern Quoll
    • Shark Bay & Dugong Sea Cow

A close up view of a Greater Blue Mountains Tree Frog, brown with colorful stripes, poised in its native habitat on a tree branch.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!

This is the third 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!

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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A close up view of a Greater Blue Mountains Tree Frog, brown with colorful stripes, posed in front of a waterfall.The Greater Blue Mountains & the "Living Fossil"
The Greater Blue Mountains Area consists of over 1 million hectares of sandstone plateaus, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. It was selected as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The site is noted for its representation of the evolutionary adaptation and diversification of the eucalypts in post-Gondwana isolation on the Australian continent. Ninety-one eucalypt taxa occur within the Greater Blue Mountains Area. The site provides significant representation of Australia's biodiversity, with ten percent of the vascular flora as well as significant numbers of rare or threatened species, including endemic and evolutionary relict species, such as the Wollemi pine, which have persisted in highly-restricted microsites.

The Australian species Wollemia nobilis (the Wollemi pine) is the sole species in the genus Wollemia. It was discovered by accident in 1994 in a remote series of narrow, steep-sided sandstone gorges near Lithgow in temperate rain forest wilderness area of the Wollemi National Park in New South Wales, 150 kilometers northwest of Sydney. The last known fossils of the genus date from approximately 2 million years ago. The Wollemi pine is thus described as a living fossil, or alternatively, a Lazarus taxon.

Fewer than a hundred trees are known to be growing wild, in three localities not far apart. Genetic testing has revealed that all the specimens are genetically indistinguishable, suggesting that the species has been through a genetic bottleneck in which its population became so low (possibly just one or two individuals) that all genetic variability was lost. The Wollemi pine is one of the world's rarest species.

The Three Sisters
A dramatic view of the Greater Blue Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site called the Three Sister Rock Formation.The Three Sisters are a famous rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains' most famous sights, towering above the Jamison Valley. Their names are Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo.

The Sisters were formed by erosion. The soft sandstone of the Blue Mountains is easily eroded over time by wind, rain and rivers, and the cliffs surrounding the Jamison Valley are being slowly broken up. Formations like the Three Sisters are created when water seeps into small cracks in the rock, gradually enlarging them over time to form large indentations. Eventually, the Sisters will be eroded away completely.

The commonly told of the very legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters fell in love with three men from a neighboring tribe, but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. Battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back. This story is said to be an Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) Dreamtime legend.

The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color image the Three Sisters rock formation as seen from Echo Point. The design includes a Blue Mountain Tree Frog, an arboreal inhabitant that frequents the regions rocky rivers and streams.

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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 frogs 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 Greater Blue Mountains $1 in boxObverse
The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color image the Three Sisters rock formation as seen from Echo Point. The design includes a Blue Mountain Tree Frog, an arboreal inhabitant that frequents the regions rocky rivers and streams. The legend reads GREATER BLUE MOUNTAINS. The legend 1 OZ 999 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 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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