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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Five Coin Silver Set

The Perth Mint, Australia has produced a Five Coin Silver Set Celebrating 40 years of decimalisation in Australia.

This beautiful set is a quality proof 99.9 percent pure silver set of coins with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

According to the Perth mint, “Forty years ago, on the 14th February 1966, Australia introduced decimal notes and coins, marking the end of its British-style currency system based on pounds, shillings and pence. To celebrate the anniversary of decimalisation in Australia, The Perth Mint is delighted to announce this Figures of Note Five-Coin Set featuring designs inspired by the historic figures represented on Australia's original decimal currency notes.”

“Each 2006-dated coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Colored Reverse Designs”

“The colored reverse of each coin depicts historic figures as they were depicted on decimal currency notes issued between 1966 and 1974. They are:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Australia's Sovereign, who appeared on the front of the first $1 note.”

“John Macarthur, 1767–1834, wool industry pioneer, who appeared on the front of the first $2 note; and William James Farrer, 1845–1906, developer of disease and drought resistant wheat, who appeared on the back of the first $2 note.”

Just 2,500 of these Sets will be released.

This is a beautiful set very well presented and the Five Coin Silver Set will make a valuable addition to any coin collection.

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