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Australia 2015-P Nature's Treasures #2 - Australian White Mother of Pearl Shell $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Genuine Mother of Pearl Gemstone

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Natural beauty at its finest! Get one of nature's most unique and beautiful treasures, genuine mother of pearl shell, on this spectacular, extremely low mintage (only 3,000), proof finish pure silver dollar!

The mintage limit is only 3,000 - extraordinarily low for an Australian silver dollar! Don't miss out, get this spectacular Nature's Treasure gem while you still can!

Investment Opportunity!How beautiful are these extremely low mintage Nature's Treasures Australian legal tender silver dollars?!?! The second in the series is the genuine Australian White Mother of Pearl gemstone! Mother of pearl (also known as nacre) is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up pearls. It is very strong, resilient, and iridescent. Pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Many other families of mollusk also have a nacreous inner shell layer.

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Mother of Pearl Outer Shipper Box Image Mother of pearl has many uses, both decorative and practical. Nacre has been used over many centuries for all kinds of decorative purposes, such a pearl buttons and as architectural decoration. Nacre is also used to decorate watches, knives, guns and jewelry. It is often used for key touches and other decorative motifs on musical instruments. Many accordion and concertina bodies are completely covered in nacre, and some guitars have fingerboard inlays made of nacre. Mother of pearl is used to make spoon-like utensils for caviar, so as to not spoil the taste with metallic spoons.

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Obverse
The obverse features a sculpted representation of Australian white mother of pearl shell, with a polished section of real mother of pearl shell as the centerpiece, against a rippled pattern representing the ocean floor. The inscription AUSTRALIAN WHITE MOTHER OF PEARL SHELL defines the theme. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed at the 10:00 position near the rim.

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Reverse
2015 Mother of Pearl Silver Proof in Box 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 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is 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.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2015
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 36.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.50 mm
Mintage Limit    3,000
   
Finish Proof with Genuine Mother of Pearl Shell Insert
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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