2023 $10 Creatures of the Deep 1/10oz ‘C’ Mintmark Gold Proof Coin
Scientists aboard the CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator have explored the deep-sea and ocean abyss, discovering amazing and unique creatures of the deep.
This beautiful gold coral (Chrysogorgia) is a type of octocoral, commonly known as soft corals and sea fans. While they may look like plants, octocorals are colonial animals and each polyp has eight (octo) feeding tentacles fringed with fine little branches called pinnules that capture food particles floating in the water.
The Royal Australian Mint celebrates these journeys of scientific endeavours and the wondrous creatures they discovered with this 2023 $10 ‘C’ Mintmark Gold Proof Coin.
Struck by Royal Australian Mint from 1/10oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a mintage of 2,023.
The reverse of the coin features a depiction of the CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator and deep tow camera exploring the deep ocean. It also features the inscriptions “CREATURES OF THE DEEP” as well as the ‘C’ mintmark.
The coin’s obverse features the effigy of The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial obverse designed by Jody Clark as well as the 2023 year-date and money denomination.
Each coin comes encapsulated inside of a black Royal Australian Mint box. Coins are packaged inside of a watery blue-green themed packaging with the gold coral Chyrsogorgia present amongst other sea fauna and flora. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
|Gold Weight (Troy oz)||1/10|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||10.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||S. Stojanovic|
|Packaging||Capsuled coin in presentation box with certificate of authenticity|
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.
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