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Coin "Treasures of the World – North America"

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Сокровища мира – Северная Америка

Name Treasures of the World – North America
Presented by The Perth Mint, Australia
Nominal value 1 australian dollar
Metal Silver 999°
Weight 31,135 g
Diameter 40,60 mm
Thickness 4,50 mm
Mintage 7500 pcs.
Production quality Proof quality, locket inset encapsulating a disk of pure turquoise
Description of obverse and reverse Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, bordered by the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, the 2015 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the weight and fineness of the coin. The coin incorporates a circular transparent locket containing a disk of authentic turquoise, surrounded by reverse artistry which represents a south western desert landscape in North America, including a cactus, tumbleweed and a vertical rock face. The design also incorporates the inscriptions TREASURES OF THE WORLD and TURQUOISE, and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
A brief annotation The Treasures of the World coin series showcases the abundance of natural riches found across the continents. With the use of the locket concept, a specimen of each treasure is able to be encapsulated in a precious metal collector coin. Turquoise is a gemstone prized and admired by civilisations throughout history. Its special significance in Egyptian, Persian and Aztec cultures saw it fashioned into a remarkable array of striking jewellery, decorative mosaics and ceremonial objects. Mined for millennia in America’s southern states of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Colorado and Utah, the blue stone was chosen to feature in this limited edition collector series for its symbolism of wealth by the region’s native inhabitants.
Designer Natasha Muhl
Producer The Perth Mint, Australia

Надежда Веренько
Очень красивая и стильная монета. Выше всяких похвал.
Николай Тютин
Очень хорошая серия. Прекрасное продолжение темы.
Григорий Малеев
Аверс очень скучноватый по отношению к реверсу
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