2013 $1 Silver Proof Coin – Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar and Dump “C” Mintmark

Holey Dollar and Dump

Holey Dollar and Dump

Holey Dollar and Dump

To commemorate 200 years of a nation’s first official currency, the Royal Australian Mint’s 2013 mintmark and privy mark coin program will feature a replica of the Holey Dollar and Dump as the basis of design

The Holey Dollar and Dump were introduced to stamp out the corrupt rum trade and provide the first official currency for the fledgling colony of New South Wales. In 1812, Governor Lachlan Macquarie arranged for a special shipment of 40 000 Spanish dollars to arrive in Australia and set pardoned forger William Henshall to work fashioning the new currency.

Henshall was able to develop his own minting technology with the limited resources of the colony at the time and he marked his work by placing the initial ‘H’ on some of the dies produced. Now rare and valuable, the original coins were in circulation between 1813 and 1829.

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Specifications:

Denotation

Metal

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

$1

Ag

25.00mm

11.66g

Proof

12,500

Lunar Good Fortune – 2013 Lunar Snake One Ounce Silver 2 Coin Set

  • Year of the Snake Wealth and Wisdom Coloured Designs
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Extremely Limited Issue – 1,500 Sets
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging

Celebrating the Year of the Snake, this stunning two-coin set is released to inspire wealth, wisdom and good fortune.

A prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint, this set makes a great gift or collectable for anyone born in these auspicious years – 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Stunning Year of the Snake Coloured Designs

The reverse of the wealth coin depicts a representation of a snake and a treasure chest full of golden coins, signifying wealth and prosperity, bordered by a snake motif.  The inscriptions WEALTH and 2013 YEAR OF THE SNAKE also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The reverse of the wisdom coin depicts a representation of a snake, depicted with a Chinese abacus, a calligraphy pen, an hour glass, an ancient map and a symbolic pyramid, all signifying wisdom, bordered by a snake motif.  The inscriptions WISDOM and 2013 YEAR OF THE SNAKE also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Extremely Limited Issue

The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of these Lunar Good Fortune – 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Sets, from a maximum mintage of 5,000 for each coin.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging

This colourful two-coin set is housed in a classic display case and illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.10
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.60
Designer Tom Vaughan