The Perth Mint continues to expand its offering of .9999 pure silver bullion coins with a new native species now featured in a 1 oz silver collection. The Australian Silver Wombat launches in 2021 with a limited mintage available and joins the impressive array of Australian silver already available from the state-owned mint. Right now, 2021 1 oz Australian Silver Wombat Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of an individual plastic capsule, a sealed roll of 20, or a box of 100!
- 1st year of issue for the Australian Silver Wombat!
- Limited mintage of only 25,000 coins!
- Sold out at the mint!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a small wombat.
Each of the 2021 1 oz Australian Silver Wombat Coins available in this listing come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The first issue of the Silver Wombat is limited to just 25,000 coins in total, with the coins available to purchase individually or in bulk. Individual coins ship with a plastic capsule. Multiples of 20 coins are available in sealed rolls. Multiples of 100 coins come in a box with a total of five sealed rolls of 20 coins each inside the box.
The Australian Silver Wombat is the latest native-species release from the Perth Mint. It joins long-running programs like the Australian Silver Kookaburra and Australian Silver Koala, as well as more recently introduced programs like the Australian Silver Kangaroo, Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle, and the Australian Silver Emu.
The obverse side of the new 2021 Australian Silver Wombat Coin features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the sixth portrait of the Queen to feature on Australian coins and the first one since 1966 to include more of her neckline and her shoulders. The design comes from Jody Clark and was originally created for the Royal Mint in 2015. It captures the Queen at the age of 89 and shows her wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown.
On the reverse face of 2021 1 oz Silver Wombat Coins is a depiction of the small, muscular marsupial. The wombat becomes the third marsupial to feature on a major silver bullion series from the Perth Mint behind the Koala and the Kangaroo collections. The wombat is a quadrupedal marsupial that can weigh as much as 72 lbs and is classified into three distinct subspecies.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in the nation. It was originally opened as a Royal Mint branch facility, but is now owned by the state of Western Australia. Its coins are legal tender in Australia under the Currency Act of 1965.
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