2020 $100 Beneath the Southern Skies 1oz .9999 Gold Bullion Coin
Beneath the Southern Skies is a stunning investment coin series that pays homage to Stuart Devlin, who designed many of Australia’s circulating coins. One of Devlin’s early drafts featuring the Australian continent alongside the iconic Southern Cross has been retrieved from the Royal Australian Mint’s archives and re-imagined for this new series. The gold coin is ethically produced Australian metal with three levels of security. These gold coins are minted to .9999 purity.
In 1964, as Australia prepared to switch from pounds to dollars, the artist Stuart Devlin won a competition to design the country’s first decimal coins.
One of Devlin’s early drafts featured a view of the Australian continent alongside the iconic Southern Cross constellation. More than fifty years later, this design has been retrieved from the Royal Australian Mint’s historic collection and re-imagined for the current release.
Unseen in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross constellation has guided travellers and explorers, inspired poets and musicians. It has been a symbol of loyalty and rebellion and remains one of the most meaningful and recognisable features in the southern skies.
The coin’s reverse depicts a quintessentially Australian design, featuring a map of Australia, Southern Cross constellation and kangaroo. The coins weight, fineness and monetary denomination is present on the reverse.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark as well as the 2020 year-date.
The reverse and obverse features latitude and longitude lines as well as the equator.
Each coin is presented in a protective capsule.
|Gold Content (Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||100.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||RAM Designers|
|Packaging||Coin in capsule|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.