Saturday, February 2, 2013

Land Down Under – Sydney Opera House $25 Legal Tender 2013 Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin - The Perth Mint







The Perth Mint is pleased to announce its significant new collector coin program for 2013.  The Land Down Under series will showcase Australia’s iconic landmarks, ancient culture, unique discovery and enviable lifestyle. 

The series will commence with the landmark theme, represented by the architectural masterpiece that is Sydney Opera House.  As a renowned heritage site, a premier performance venue and the central site for Australia’s celebratory occasions, Sydney Opera House is visited by millions of people each year. 

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% gold in proof quality.


Stunning Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts Sydney Opera House and Sydney harbour.  The inscription THE LAND DOWN UNDER and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated in the design.

Australian Legal Tender

$25 Legal Tender . Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of these Sydney Opera House 2013 1/4oz Gold Proof Coins.

Unique Display Case and Numbered Certificate

The coin is housed in a unique latex case, which has been created in the shape of Australia, and is presented within a superb themed shipper.  Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Land Down Under – Sydney Opera House 2013 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Significant New Series for 2013
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Stunning Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 1,000
  • Unique Display Case and Numbered Certificate

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 Mintage 1,000
Designer Natasha Muhl