Mintage of 5,000 per coin!
The coin’s reverse features the animal emblem of each country, the kangaroo and giant panda, headed by the Australian and Chinese flags in color. The design also features the inscription CHINA AND AUSTRALIA 40 YEARS, in English and Chinese, the year dates 1972 – 2012, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case and shipper that includes a specially designed and numbered CoA.
This heartfelt release celebrates the friendship between China and Australia with formal diplomatic relations established in 1972. Since that time, interaction between the people of China and Australia has blossomed in all facets of human endeavor.
Cross-migration, commerce, travel and study opportunities have fostered interpersonal links that have led to an increased understanding of each country’s unique culture, history and geography.
Both countries are actively engaged economically, culturally and politically, incorporating memberships in organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the G20.