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Australia 2012 Christmas Snowflake Holiday Gemstones Locket $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof

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A tiny mintage limit and a colorful mixture of semi-precious GEMSTONES make this Christmas Snowflake holiday silver dollar a real winter winner!

Sold out at the Mint!Pure silver and semi-precious gemstones, united numismatically for the first time since the Treasures of Australia Program! What can we say except don't miss the boat and don't be late to the party! The Perth Mint of Australia has unified two of the world's most coveted sources of real wealth - precious metals and gemstones - in this unique proof finish, pure silver dollar. The obverse depicts one of nature's miracles of beauty - falling snowflakes!

A mixture of beautiful and colorful semi-precious gemstones!Set within this vignette is a transparent capsule or locket containing a colorful array of ray, semi-precious gemstones! Red, yellow, blue and green - it looks like ruby, topaz, sapphire and emerald, in a dizzying mixture! Each coin is handsomely presented in a full color, illustrated folder, that opens like a greeting card to display the silver and gemstones! With room to write a festive message on the inside, here's the perfect holiday gift (or the most elaborate Christmas card they've ever received!). The mintage limit is extremely low for an Australian silver dollar - only 5,000! We highly advise acquiring this coin now (and now matter how many you buy as impressive gifts for others, don't forget to salt one away for yourself, too)!

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The Miraculous Snowflake
A beautiful, crystalline blue snowflake. Not all snowflakes are created equal. If it is very cold, they will fall as "dry" powder. They may also take the shape of slender hexagonal columns that look like tiny wooden pencils under the microscope. The iconic star-shape people adore will only occur when the temperature is around 5° F (-15° C) and the ice crystal can grow large and drift gently earthward without hitting any other crystals.

Scientifically speaking, a snowflake is an aggregate of ice crystals that forms while falling in and below a cloud. They are typically hexagonally symmetrical and form only in certain below-freezing temperature atmospheric conditions. This simple yet dry definition belies the complex splendor of the incredible snowflake, a true miracle of nature.

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Investment Note
The perfect marriage of precious metal and gemstones creates an unique, low-mintage investment opportunity for the savvy collector, investor and/or gift giver! The mixture of semi-precious gemstones is colorful and breathtaking, while the total mintage is only 5,000 - certain to sell out! While we recommend this as the most impressive gift you could possibly give this holiday season, we also recommend it as a great long term buy-and-hold - so don't forget to give one to yourself, too!

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Australia_2012_Christmas_Snowflake_Gemstone_Locket_Pkg.jpgObverse
Snowflakes aplenty fall silently. One has a center composed of a locket jam packed with colorful, semi-precious gemstones. There are no legends on this side, to further enhance the beauty of the design. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is also present.

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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 ELIZABETH II, date and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
Each coin is handsomely presented in a full color, illustrated folder, that opens like a greeting card to display the silver and gemstones! An integrated certificate of authenticity is incorporated.

Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2012
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.600 mm
Gauge (Thickness)       4.60 mm
Mintage Limit 5,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Aleysha Howarth (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Integrated

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