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Australia 2013-P Four Seasons of Australia Square Shaped Coin #4 - Spring Sulphur Crested Cockatoo $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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The handsome sulphur-crested cockatoo completes the series! SQUARE shaped bird pure silver dollar celebrates Australia's season of rebirth and renewal in full color! And the mintage is only 5,000!

The Complete 4-Coin Collection of all four different Square Four Seasons Pure Silver Dollar Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!


Here's the fourth and final coin in the exciting and popular Four Seasons of Australia Square Silver Dollar Program - and it features one of Australia's definitive avians, the long-lived sulphur-crested cockatoo! The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to bring you an incredible new addition to your unusually-shaped coin collection! This one ounce, pure silver dollar is the fourth and last in a new series of wildlife-themed, square-shaped coins from the Mint! Australia has some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt scenery in the world. Spring takes place in the months of September, October and November. The Land Down Under comes alive in this season, as the weather warms and plant and animal life flourishes. Every season in Australia is more beautiful than the last; it is this beauty that's been captured in brilliant color by the Perth Mint’s Australian Seasons Series! Extremely distinctive and affordable - complete your set now!

An adult sulphur-crested cockatoo in a tree. This square silver dollar depicts a mother sulphur-crested cockatoo and her baby, framed by vibrantly colored banksia and wax flowers! Each coin weighs one full troy ounce of pure silver, with full proof finish. With its extremely limited mintage of only 5,000, odd-shaped-coin collectors and wildlife enthusiasts will snatch this one up in record time! A fast sell out is anticipated - act quickly!

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The Four Seasons of Australia Program features four different, square pure silver dollars, each depicting a full color landscape with an appropriate animal:

    Summer Kangaroo
    Autumn (Fall) Possum
    Winter Frog / Toad
    Spring Cockatoos

The Complete 4-Coin Collection of all four different Square Four Seasons Pure Silver Dollar Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!
 

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Investment Note - This is the fourth and final release of the new series of Square Shaped Wildlife Silver Dollars celebrating Australia's four seasons, and will be in heavy demand for years to come as the program progresses! With a total mintage limit of only 5,000, this coin is expected to sell out at the Mint! We strongly recommend this bold and handsome design as an excellent buy-and-hold! Our advice - do not delay, get in on the ground floor while you can!

An adult sulphur-crested cockatoo in a tree.The Intelligent and Long-Lived Cockatoo!
The Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo is one of the most iconic of all Australia's birds, instantly evoking images of the Australian bushland. It is known for its strident call, brilliant white feathers, golden yellow crest and particular intelligence. This species often mates for life and can live between 50 and 90 years, with rare survivors eclipsing the century mark in age!

Their distinctive raucous call can be very loud; it is adapted to travel through the forest environments in which they live, including tropical and subtropical rainforests. These birds are naturally curious, as well as very intelligent. They have adapted very well to European settlement in Australia and live in many urban areas.

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The Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo is very long-lived, and can live upwards of 70 years in captivity, although they only average about 20 to 40 years in the wild. Cocky Bennett of Tom Ugly's Point in Sydney was a celebrated sulphur-crested cockatoo who reached an age of 100 years or more. He had lost his feathers and was naked for much of his life, and died in the early years of the twentieth century. Another "cocky" (as their known in Australian slang), born in 1921 and residing in Arncliffe with his owner Charlie Knighton, was 76 years old in the late 1990s.

They have been known to engage in geophagy, the process of eating clay to detoxify their food. These birds produce a very fine powder to waterproof themselves instead of oil as many other creatures do.

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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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2013 Square Seasons Cockatoo $1 in BoxObverse
A mother Australian sulphur-crested cockatoo and its cute baby, against a vibrantly colored backdrop of spring flowers! The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed in the southwest (lower left) corner of the square. The legend SPRING defines the theme.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo relief portrait of 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.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury frame-style case with a see-through sides that allow for the easy display of the coin, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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SpecificationsAn adult sulphur-crested cockatoo in a tree.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Dimensions 33.20 mm x 33.20 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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