Posted on May 05, 2022
When it comes to collectible gold, silver, and platinum coin collections, the Australian continent is home to some of the finest designs and most popular programs around. There’s no shortage of inspiration in the Land Down Under, with the unique flora and fauna of the continent often providing the basis for countless different designs. animal species once again providing the inspiration for each design.
One of the more recent collections of silver for sale from Australia takes on the vast expanses of the Australian continent at night, with native
On the reverse of the coins in the 2022 1 oz Proof Niue Australia at Night Leadbetter’s Possum Coins, you will find the image of a possum. In fact, you will find that there is not just one possum, but three in the reverse design of the coins in this series. The depiction shows the Moon rising into the night sky in the background as two small possums play in the tree branches while a parental unit watches on from the larger branch above.
In this coin series, the mint offers both a silver coin with a black-proof finish and a gold coin with a platinum plating on the design elements. In the 1 oz proof silver issue, the coin offers contrast through a black, frosted finish on the majority of the background field. The three possums and the Moon in the background are the only silver visual elements. On the 1 oz proof gold coin, the mint incorporates a platinum plating on the Moon and possums, while leaving the beautiful gold visual of the entire background field.
The obverse of the 2022 Proof Niue Australia at Night Leadbeater’s Possum Coins comes with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The current effigy still in use on Niuean bullion coins is Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth-generation design from the Royal Mint. This effigy shows the Queen in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
As mentioned above, the coins in the sixth release of Australia at Night Series come with 1 oz proof silver and 1 oz proof gold options for collectors. Both options have an extremely limited mintage, with the 1 oz silver coin set at 1,000 coins and the 1 oz gold coin at just 150 coins in total. Both coins come with a wooden display box from the mint and a Certificate of Authenticity. While the 1 oz silver coin has .999 fineness, the 1 oz gold coin offers .9999 fineness.
Leadbeater’s possum is a unique species on a continent that is home to countless different species with unique origins. One of the most primitive animals still alive today, Leadbeater’s possum is believed to have evolved around 20 million years ago, but was not discovered and extensively researched until 1867. Members of this species cannot glide like other related species and are restricted in their native range to locations within the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.
The Leadbeater’s Possum represents the sixth release of Australia at Night Series. With limited mintages, these coins will not be available for long. If you have any questions, JM Bullion is happy to help. Our team is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address. You can also follow us on Facebook and read our weekly blog posts for more information and details on product releases.