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Australia 2014-P Land Down Under #1 - Gold Rush Fever - Prospectors Panning for Gold Nuggets $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color

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Gold Rush Fever! The allure & mystique of uncovering gold nuggets while panning for gold in the Land Down Under is celebrated on this Australian legal tender silver dollar with a frosted cameo proof finish and full color!

The Complete 4-Coin Collection of all four different Land Down Under Pure Silver Dollar Proofs may be available - click here to see if it is!
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Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint (Australia's precious metals leader) are pleased to announce the first releases from the new (and aptly titled) series The Land Down Under! Showcasing aspects of Australia’s ancient cultures, discovery, enviable lifestyle and iconic landmarks and scenery, this is the Perth Mint’s flagship program for 2014! This program includes:

    Land Down Under #1 - Gold Rush Fever $1 1 Oz Silver Proof with Color (mintage 5,000)
    Land Down Under #1 - Gold Rush Fever $25 1/4 Oz Gold Proof (mintage 1,000)

    Land Down Under #2 - Great Barrier Reef $1 1 Oz Silver Proof with Color (mintage 5,000)
    Land Down Under #2 - Great Barrier Reef $25 1/4 Oz Gold Proof (mintage 1,000)

    Land Down Under #3Australian Stockman (Cowboy) $1 1 Oz Silver Proof with Color (mintage 5,000)
    Land Down Under #3 - Australian Stockman (Cowboy) $25 1/4 Oz Gold Proof (mintage 1,000)

    Land Down Under #4 - Rock Fishing $1 1 Oz Silver Proof with Color (mintage 5,000)
    Land Down Under #4 - Rock Fishing $25 1/4 Oz Gold Proof (mintage 1,000)

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Investment Note - Because of the phenomenally popular designs, culturally iconic themes, extreme desirability and collectibility, and tiny mintage limits, we believe that all proofs in the Land Down Under program will sell out at the Mint very quickly! We strongly advise purchase now to secure yours before this happens!

A miner forty-niner of the 1849 California Gold Rush panning for gold in them thar hills!The Australian Gold Rushes
Australia is a continent rich in history. In one of its most spectacular historical incidents, the famed Gold Rush of 1851 (just two years after the California Gold Rush) triggered a period of radical transformation for the then-remote penal colony of Australia. The population and economy both boomed at an unprecedented rate, creating new towns, cities, trade, culture and infrastructure - all seemingly overnight!

Although there had been isolated reports of gold findings in Australia since the 1820s, it wasn't until February 1851 when Edward Hammond Hargraves discovered gold in a waterhole near Bathurst, New South Wales, that the frenzied hunt for gold gripped the country!

Despite gold being found across the land, it was the discovery by Patrick Hannan at Kalgoorlie in 1893 that ultimately resulted in Australia becoming the world’s largest gold producer by the turn of the 20th century, with half of its output mined in Western Australia (where the Perth Mint was founded in 1898 and is still located).

The impact of the gold rush on the nation’s economy, development and population was astounding. It generated financial viability, advances in infrastructure, local legislatures and land policies, while immigrants brought with them new skills, professions and cultural diversity.

Commemorating this most important aspect of Australia’s history, the Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of The Land Down Under – Gold Rush One Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollars and no more than 1,000 of The Land Down Under – Gold Rush One Quarter Troy Ounce Gold Proof Coins.

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Please note, the mint images of this beautiful proof coin do not do it justice. The fields are deeply mirrored, the relief devices are white-frosted cameo, while the rich, deep colors are incredible!

The Complete 4-Coin Collection of all four different 2013 Land Down Under Pure Silver Dollars may be available - click here to see if it is!


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 2014 Land Down Under #1 Gold Rush SilverObverse
A prospector panning for gold on the banks of a vibrantly colored river scene, framed within the shape of the continent of Australia. The legend THE LAND DOWN UNDER defines the theme. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed south of the continent, to the west of Tasmania. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Reverse
The reverse features 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, the date and the denomination also appear.

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

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Specificationshttp://www.talismancoins.com/servlet/Detail?no=2536
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Wade Robinson (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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