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Australia 2017-P Henry Lawson 150th Anniversary Bush Poet, Writer and Author $8 5 Troy Ounce Oz Pure Silver Proof with Color P04 - MINTAGE 250

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TINY MINTAGE OF JUST 250! Commemorate the 150th birthday of one of Australia's great authors - poet and short story writer Henry Lawson! This baby's got size (5 troy ounces silver), purity and rarity (limit only 250) - the perfect storm of numismatic investment!

Sold out at the Mint!Looking for a great buy-and-hold investment? Look no further!
    • Total mintage is just 250! Truly rare!
    • Australian legal tender - lucky $8 denomination, too!
    • Only 250 lucky souls will have the privilege to own one!
    • The Australia 2014 Banjo Paterson 5 Oz Silver Proof (with the same mintage limit of just 250) trades for over $3,000 - when it can even be found!

Low mintage, investment-grade silver - what could be finer?

Investment Opportunity!This 5 troy ounce, pure silver proof coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Australian writer and poet, Henry Lawson (1867–1922). Born near the gold mining center of Grenfell in New South Wales on 17 June 1867, Lawson is widely considered to be one of the greatest poetry and short-story writers of the colonial period and a portrait of him appearing on today's $10 note. The creative and artistic design depicts a profile portrait of Lawson, composed of a montage of motifs representing life in the bush as reflected in his writings – including a cattleman, swagman, cattle dog, sheep, windmill, bush hut, water butt, tent and billycans near a stream, as well as a bush fire.

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Obverse
The creative and artistic design depicts a profile portrait of Lawson, composed of a montage of motifs representing life in the bush as reflected in his writings – including a cattleman, swagman, cattle dog, sheep, windmill, bush hut, water butt, tent and billycans near a stream, as well as a bush fire.  The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near a tree at the 7:00 position near the edge. The legend 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY LAWSON denotes the theme.

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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 5 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and 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. A certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 8 Dollars
Weight 155.533 g
Diameter 60.60 mm (2.4 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   7.90 mm
Mintage Limit 250
   
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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