The new Bird of Paradise coin from the Perth Mint features the image of a popular local bird species found in northeastern Queensland and its native island of New Guinea. Available in both gold and silver, these beautiful bullion coins are available in BU condition with a stunning new design. Today, 2018 1 oz Australian Gold Bird of Paradise Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside ofprotectiveplastic capsule, rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins!
- Debut release of the Bird of Paradise design!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reversefeatures the design of the Bird of Paradise on a branch.
The Bird of Paradise is known in Australia as Victoria’sriflebird. The bird was named after Queen Victoria I when it was first spotted by Europeans in 1848. QueenVictoriaI ruled the United Kingdom for most of the 19th century and the first year of the 20th century before her death. At the time of herdeath,her rule had stretched 63 years and made her the longest-reigning monarch in British history that point in time.
All 2018 1 oz Australian Gold Bird of Paradise Coins are available to you today in BU condition and ship inside ofprotectivepackaging. The coins are one of two options available in the series. The silver coin has 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver and a much higher mintage of 50,000 coins in total for the release year.
On the reverse of the 2018 1ozAustralian Gold Bird of Paradise Coin is the image of Victoria’sriflebird. The indigenous locals know the bird as theduwuduwuand would wear the bright feathers of the beast during ceremonies and religious festivities. Engravings on this side identify the name of the series as well as the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.
The obverse of the Australian Gold Bird of Paradise Coin bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured here in a fourth-generation design originally created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Elizabeth II has ruled England since 1952 and surpassed her great-great-grandmother for the title as England’s longest-reigning monarch.
All coins in this collection come from the Perth Mint. Located in the western city of Perth, the mint opened in 1899 and is the oldest operating facility in the country. It operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra and enjoys legal tender status for its coinage under the Currency Act of 1965.
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