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Australia 2012-P Ultra High Relief Piedfort Complete 4-Coin Collection - Dragon, Kangaroo, Koala, and Kookaburra $1 Pure Silver Dollar Medallic Proof Set

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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to acquire the complete 4-coin collection of all 2012-dated high relief proof piedfort silver dollars from the Perth Mint - while the extremely limited mintage of 1,000 holds out!

Sold out at the Mint! Here's an odd cheer: Dragon! Kookaburra! Koala! Kangaroo! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are proud to bring you this prestigious animal set, featuring three national symbols of the Great Southern Continent (plus the dragon, thrown in for good measure)! This isn't an arbitrary assemblage - rather, this set represents the complete 4-coin collection of high relief proof piedfort silver dollars released in 2012 by the Perth Mint! It's no secret that the Perth Mint's piedfort silver dollars are immensely popular! Now you can own the holy trinity of Australian fauna, for the first time together in ultra high relief (plus the very low mintage, and sold out, dragon piedfort)! Don't delay, with a total mintage of only 1,000 sets, and such an affordable price, we expect collectors to add these to their numismatic zoo and sell it out in record time!

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All Four High Relief Piedfort Silver Dollars for One Low Price!
High Relief 4-Coin Set Full Package

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    • Cuddly Koala Bear
    • Laughing Kookaburra Bird
    • Powerful Kangaroo
and don't forget the most popular of all the animals of the Chinese lunar zodiac, the Dragon!

Double-thick Piedfort Kookaburra $1 CoinUltra High Relief, Proof Piedforts!
Once again, the Perth Mint has done the fauna and natural beauty of Australia proud! These coin are struck in ultra high relief, with a frosted cameo proof finish; each is a piedfort (extra-thick coin), measuring a substantial 6 mm thick!

The Perth Mint has released only four high reliefpure silver piedfort proofs for 2012, and all are included in this set. Some may also be available singly:

    2012 Dragon Proof Piedfort Silver Dollar
    2012 Kangaroo Proof Piedfort Silver Dollar
    2012 Kookaburra Proof Piedfort Silver Dollar

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What is a Piedfort?
Greek Corinthian Helmet and the skull reportedly found inside it from the Battle of Marathon, now residing in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.Hard to find and popular with collectors for more than a century, piedforts are highly sought after. We get asked all the time, "What is a piedfort?" There are two different, but related, stories of the origin of the word "piedfort". The first says that it literally means "strong foot" in French (from pied, foot and fort, strong). The second says this word was appropriated by the mint centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" or "heavy weight". In both cases, the sense of serious heft to the coin is obvious.

Often the word "piedfort" is translated as "double-thick", but this is neither a literal translation nor a precisely accurate definition. Numismatically speaking, any coin that is 50% or more thicker than a standard version qualifies as a piedfort, although some piedforts are, indeed, twice as thick as normal.

Finally, the age-old question, "How is the word pronounced?" Coming from French, it is not pronounced as it is spelled; that is, don't say, "pide - fort". Rather, "pee - ay - four" (three syllables) is a good approximation.

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Investment Note
We like this set for several reasons. Each crown-sized silver dollar is large, struck in pure silver, and is an ultra high relief piedfort. Animalsrepresent the absolutely most popular theme with collectors, and this set has the three most popular and iconic Aussie animals of them all + plus the most popular lunar zodiac animal of them all, the dragon! Finally, the mintage limit for this 4-Coin Pure Silver Set is shockingly low - only 1,000. Don't delay, we recommend this first-time-ever set today!

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High Relief 4-Coin Set BoxObverse
The artistic and skillfully rendered design of each coin encompasses four different, iconic animals, each portrayed in full color. The legends denote 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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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 and denomination also appear.

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The coins are 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 handsome Laughing Kookaburra waits on a rail.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2012
Face Value Four Dollars (4 x $1)
Weight 124.54 g (4 x 31.135 g)
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   6.00 mm
Mintage Limit    1,000 sets
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Perth Mint Engravers (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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