Mintage only 7,500 coins!
The final release in the Treasures of Australia locket coin series, this Silver coin features an abstract interpretation of Australia’s marine environment, one of the world’s richest sources of South Sea pearls. This design by Justin Graham includes a transparent locket containing a natural Australian keshi pearl framed in mother of pearl.
The Ian Rank-Broadley profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse in a beautiful Proof finish. This Silver coin is housed in a presentation case with a jarrah timber lid. The case comes in a stylized box shipper accompanied by a numbered CoA.
Between 2007 and 2011, Treasures of Australia has celebrated five glittering prizes found in Australia: Sapphires, Opals, Diamonds, Gold, and Pearls. Oysters create natural pearls by depositing layers of nacre over a grain of sand or other intruder that settles inside the shell. Cultured pearls develop around a bead implanted by human hand.
Since ancient times, the pearl has been a symbol of purity and femininity. It is the oldest known gem and was considered the most valuable for centuries. The pearl is the birthstone for those born in June.
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Comments about 2011 1 oz Proof Silver Pearl Treasures of Australia Coin:
A very beautiful coin, the picture does not justify it, one the best coins in our collection; I hope APMEX can find me the first four coins of this series. I compared my price with e bay and our local coin dealers but as usual nobody beats APMEX prices and service. Thanks APMEX.