2013 Australian "The Land Down Under" Sydney Opera House 2oz .9999 Gold Proof Coin
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Founded in 1896 as a branch to the British Royal Mint, Perth Mint today is one of the largest minting plants globally, owned by the Western Australian government. Manufacturer of the iconic ‘Kangaroo’ gold and silver investment coins, Perth Mint also produce a popular lunar series and a range of sought-after collector coins.
The Land Down Under Coin Series
The Perth Mint launched the Land Down Under series to showcase aspects of Australia's culture, landmarks and lifestyle. The first coins featured the Sydney Opera House which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. This stunning 2 oz gold coin is struck from 0.9999 fine gold and has a proof finish. The coin has a denomination of AU$200 The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II and bears the inscription: ELIZABETH II - AUSTRALIA 2013 - 200 DOLLARS The reverse, designed by Natasha Muhl features a portrait of the Sydney Opera House and is inscribed: THE LAND DOWN UNDER - 2OZ .9999 GOLD The reverse also bears the "P" mintmark for the Perth Mint Only 200 of these coins were minted, making them highly sought-after by collectors. These coins come beautifully presented in luxurious wooden boxes.