Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin



  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Stunning Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Australian Map-Shaped Display Case
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 1,000

The third design from the iconic Land Down Under program depicts famed explorer, Captain James Cook. Captain Cook’s place in Australian history cannot be underestimated.  On his first voyage alone, he charted thousands of miles of Australia’s coastline with astonishing accuracy.  He is remembered as a courageous individual and one of the foremost navigators of his age.

PROOF QUALITY 99.99% PURE GOLD

The Land Down Under – Captain James Cook 2013 1/4oz coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.

STUNNING REVERSE DESIGN

The coin’s reverse depicts a seated portrait of Captain Cook with HMS Bark Endeavour in the background.  The inscription THE LAND DOWN UNDER and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER

Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.


AUSTRALIAN MAP-SHAPED DISPLAY CASE

Housed in a unique Australian map-shaped latex case with a stylised shipper, this beautiful coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


EXTREMELY LIMITED MINTAGE

The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of these Captain James Cook 1/4oz Gold Proof Coins from The Land Down Under series.

Technical Specifications:

Gold Content (Troy oz)0.25
Monetary Denomination (AUD)25
Fineness (% purity)99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)7.777
Maximum Diameter (mm)20.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)2.00
Maximum Mintage1,000
DesignerTom Vaughan
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