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Australia 2013-P Ultra High Relief Piedfort Complete 3-Coin Collection - Kangaroo, Koala, and Kookaburra $1 Pure Silver Dollar Medallic Proof Set

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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to acquire the complete 3-coin collection of 2013-dated high relief proof piedfort Kangaroo, Koala and Kookaburra silver dollars from the Perth Mint - while the extremely limited mintage of 1,000 holds out!

Sold out at the Mint! Here's a new Aussie cheer: 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! This isn't an arbitrary assemblage - rather, this set represents the complete 3-coin collection of Kooka, Koala and Kanga high relief proof piedfort silver dollars released in 2013 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, together in ultra high relief! Don't delay, with a total mintage of only 1,000 sets (and such an affordable price), collectors will add this to their numismatic zoo, and it will sell out in record time!

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All Three Aussie Animal High Relief Piedfort Silver Dollars for One Low Price!
High Relief 3-Coin Set Full Package

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    • Cuddly Koala Bear
    • Laughing Kookaburra Bird
    • Powerful Kangaroo

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 three Australian animal high reliefpure silver piedfort proofs for 2013, and all are included in this set.

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What is a Piedfort?
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.

Greek Corinthian Helmet and the skull reportedly found inside it from the Battle of Marathon, now residing in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. 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. Animals represent the absolutely most popular theme with collectors, and this set has the three most popular and iconic Aussie animals of them all! Finally, the mintage limit for this 3-Coin Pure Silver Set is shockingly low - only 1,000. Don't delay, we recommend this gorgeous set today!

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High Relief 3-Coin Set in BoxObverse
The artistic and skillfully rendered design of each coin encompasses three different, iconic animals. 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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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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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Packaging
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 2013
   
Face Value Three Dollars (3 x $1)
Weight 93.405 g (3 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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