Mintage of only 7,500
Tenth release in the Australian Antarctic Territory Series.
This coin features a colored representation of the Aurora Australis, which has been coloured with glow-in-the-dark ink. The Perth ‘P’ mintmark is included in the design., design by Wade Robinson. The background incorporates the outline of the Antarctic continent bordered by the inscriptions 2013 – AURORA AUSTRALIS , the reverse also includes the words ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’. The Ian Rank- Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
Each coin is housed in a blue-colored presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper. A numbered CoA accompanies each coin.
An aurora is a dramatic display of colored light seen in the night sky above the polar regions. In the Southern Hemisphere this phenomenon is known as the Aurora Australis, or Southern lights. An aurora occurs when charged particles emitted from the sun interact with Earth's magnetosphere. The solar particles stream toward the poles, colliding with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere. Akin to the process that operates in a neon light, the collisions create glowing gases seen as dancing ribbons and arcs of mesmerising light comprising thousands of colors.
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|Mint Mark:||P - Perth Mint|