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Australia 2014-P Land Down Under #2 - Great Barrier Reef - Seaplane Flying Over Australian Continent $8 5 Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color - MINTAGE ONLY 400

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A seaplane flies over the Great Barrier Reef, set in the continent of Australia, the Land Down Under. Get this HUGE and TRULY RARE (mintage only 400) beauty with a frosted cameo proof finish and full color!

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!


Sold out at the Mint! Australia is a continent rich in history, cultural diversity and unique habitats. Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint (Australia's precious metals experts) are pleased to announce the second 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! Planned releases include:

Investment Opportunity!     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 #2Great Barrier Reef $8 5 Oz Silver Proof with Color (mintage 400)
    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 - The mintage limit for this gorgeous, huge 5 ounce pure silver proof is just 400 - tiny by any standards, making this coin truly rare! 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!

This Huge Silver Proof Represents A Huge Investment Opportunity!
Australia Land Down Under Great Barrier Reef 5 Oz in full packaging
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A sea turtle swims past a very small section of the Great Barrier Reef.The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, comprising over 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 1,600 miles (2,600 kilometers) over an area of approximately 133,000 square miles (344,400 square kilometers). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in the warm, tropical waters of northeast Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's largest single structure made by living organisms. The reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny life forms, known as coral polyps. The Great Barrier Reef supports an incredible diversity of life, and was selected as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN has chosen it one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use, such as overfishing and tourism. Other environmental pressures to the reef and its ecosystem include water quality from runoff, climate change accompanied by mass coral bleaching, and cyclic outbreaks of the harmful crown-of-thorns starfish.

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A close up view of the incredible color, beauty and biodiversity of the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef!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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Obverse
A seaplane flies above the Great Barrier Reef, set inside the continent of Australia. The legends THE LAND DOWN UNDER and GREAT BARRIER REEF define the theme. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed south of the continent, to the west of Tasmania. The legend 5 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Australia 2014 Land Down Under Great Barrier Reef 5 OzReverse
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, oversized luxury solid wood case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2014
   
Face Value 8 Dollars
Weight 155.673 g
Diameter 65.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   5.80 mm
Mintage Limit    400
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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