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Monday, September 25, 2006

2006 Sydney Opera House Proof Gold Coin

The 2006 Sydney Opera House Proof Gold Coin is a odd and unique sort of coin for the Canadian Royal Mint to produce. Something you might expect from the Perth Mint or the Royal Australian Mint.

Nevertheless the 2006 Sydney Opera House Proof Gold Coin is a striking coin
The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most distinctive and famous 20th century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world. Situated in Sydney Harbour, with parkland to its south and close to the enormous Sydney Harbour Bridge, the building and its surroundings form an iconic Australian image. To some, the spherical-sectioned shells are reminiscent of the flotilla of sailboats commonly cruising there. It is a major tourist attraction even though most visitors have little interest in attending performances.

As well as many touring theatre, ballet, and musical productions, the Opera House is the home of Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. It is administered by the Opera House Trust, under the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts.

The coin features the Sydney Opera House on the obverse and a portrait of the Queen on the reverse. Struck in just 1/25 ounce of 99.99% pure gold, it has been highly crafted and will be a favorite among collectors.

The coin specifications are:

Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Finish: proof
Weight (g): 1.244
Diameter (mm): 14.10
Certificate: serialized
Face value: 5 (AUD)
Mintage: Limited to 100,000 coins worldwide

The 2006 Sydney Opera House Proof Gold Coin will be a popular coin for collectors so it would be wise to get yours now before they are all snapped up.


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