2023 Ningaloo Eclipse 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin
The coin celebrates the total solar eclipse over the town of Exmouth and the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef on Western Australia’s north-west coast during the morning of 20 April 2023.
An awe-inspiring event, a total solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth form a straight line. When all three bodies are in perfect alignment, an eerie twilight envelops anyone directly under the shadow of the Moon, also known as the line of ‘totality’.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the Ningaloo Eclipse 2023 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin.
The coin’s reverse portrays coloured corals of the Ningaloo Reef and a whale shark, the world’s largest fish, beneath the darkened sky of the 2023 Ningaloo Total Solar Eclipse. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Marking this unique moment in time, the coin features the edge inscription ‘NINGALOO ECLIPSE • 20 APRIL 2023 • 11:27 AM’.
The obverse portrays The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, as well as the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination and 2023 year-date.
This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the mintage may vary.
The coin is presented in a case, illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. All the packaging components contain FSC certified paper products and other recycled materials.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||2.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||2.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||62.213|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||50.80|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||4.80|
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, The Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom ‘s Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Perth Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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