Australia 2009 Dreaming “ King Brown Snake 1/2oz PLATINUM

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Dimensions (mm) 1 x 1 x 1mm
Weight (carats) 1 carats
Colors
Year 2009
Platinum Coin
Uncirculated Coin

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The Dreaming Series is the latest chapter in The Perth Mint’s prestigious Discover Australia coin program depicting iconic aspects of Australian wildlife, landscape and culture.  Scheduled for release between 2009 and 2011, the beautiful new series comprises pure gold, silver and platinum proof coins depicting Indigenous designer Darryl Bellotti’s unique interpretations of 15 Australian animals. 

 

 

 

Proof Quality 99.95% Pure Platinum

 

 

 

These 2009 coins are struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz and 1/10oz of 99.95% pure platinum in proof quality.

 

 

 

Australian Legal Tender

 

 

 

The coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 .

 

 

 

King Brown Snake Design With Colour

 

 

 

The coin’s reverse depicts a unique interpretation of a king brown snake – a highly venomous snake often found in Australia’s mulga woodlands.  The design is enhanced with a coloured representation of the landscape.

 

 

 

Created by Indigenous Artist Darryl Bellotti

 

 

 

Designs for the three-year Dreaming Series have been created by Darryl Bellotti, The Perth Mint’s Indigenous artist.  Read more about Darryl Bellotti .

 

 

 

HM Queen Elizabeth II Obverse

 

 

 

The obverse of each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

 

 

Extremely Limited Mintage

 

 

 

The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 1/2oz platinum coins and 2,500 1/10oz platinum coins.

 

 

 

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

 

 

 

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

 

 

Presentation Packaging

 

 

 

Each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.

 

 

 

 

Technical Specifications

 

Platinum Content (Troy oz) 1/2 1/10
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 50 15
Fineness (% purity) 99.95 99.95
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.56 3.112
Maximum Diameter (mm) 25.60 16.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30 1.32

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