Monday, March 06, 2006

Aslan Gold Proof Coin

Although it was minted in 2005 the Aslan Gold Proof Coin is still well worth mentioning due to its aesthetic appeal and very limited mintage of only 2500.

This coin is a 24 carat Proof one ounce pure gold coin with a face value of $10 New Zealand Dollars.

Aslan was the Lion in the original book, 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis the Irish author and scholar.

The coin has been crafted to the faultless Proof standards of the Royal Australian Mint, and housed within a stunning handcrafted timber case, the distinguished presentation matches the prestigious nature of the coin.

Denomination: $10
Finish: Proof
Alloy: 24 carat gold
Weight: 31.10 grams
Diameter: 38 mm
Edge Treatment: Milled
Obverse Design : Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse Design: Portrait of Aslan the lion.
Mintage Issue Limit: 2,500
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

Despite the fact that the cost runs to around 1750 to 2000 dollars per coin, due to the popularity and the severely limited mintage this coin is still a much sort after gold coin.

Any collection with the Aslan Gold Proof Coin is sure to be a treasured one!

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