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SPECIAL 8,808 MINTAGE!
With around 500 Australian athletes competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, The Perth Mint is celebrating their participation with a suite of stunning Australian commemoratives, including this pure silver coin which is approved by the Australian Olympic Committee.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
This 2008-dated coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts the AOC’s official Olympic Games ‘Flag and Rings’ logo in colour and a stylised athlete intertwined with an image of a traditional Chinese dragon. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the reverse also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM and the date 8-8-08 – the day the Games begin.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
The coin is housed in a red leatherette presentation case and illustrated sleeve featuring the ‘Flag and Rings’ logo.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,808 of these pure silver coins, historic mementos of the first Olympic Games to be held in China.
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