Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Australian Prospector Gold Coin

The Australian Prospector Gold Coin really captures the spirit of the gold rush in Australia and the race to get the biggest and the best gold nuggets from such places as Bendigo and Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.

This is a one troy ounce gold coin of 99.99 percent pure gold with a proof finish and a frosted colored design on a shiny background. It features the 'Dry Blowing Design'. It has the historic 'P' mintmark of the Perth Mint and the obverse depicts the well, known Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The coin is legal tender in Australia and the coin’s monetary denomination of 100 Australian Dollars.

There was a limited mintage of 1500 of these coins and, surprisingly, there are still some left at the time of writing although these are expected to go very fast.

Each Australian Prospector one ounce coin comes with a certificate of authenticity and is housed in a beautiful Australian hardwood (jarrah) presentation case featuring a decorative tile inserted in the lid.

The coin specifications are:
2002 Australian Prospector Gold Coin – Dry Blowing
99.99% Pure Gold
Dry Blowing design
Official Australian Legal Tender
Historic 'P' Mintmark
Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
Unique Display Case
Limited Mintage - 1,500

The Australian Prospector Gold Coin would make an excellent addition to any gold coin enthusiasts collection.

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