2010 Shanghai World Expo Australia Shaped $1 Coin

Price : $195.00

2010 Shanghai World Expo Australia Shaped $1 Coin

This coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in bullion quality.

Made in the shape of the Australian continent, the coin’s reverse portrays a coloured depiction of Peng Peng, the Australian Pavilion's kookaburra mascot, and the Chinese characters for ‘Australia’. 

The design includes the Australian pavilion’s colourful logo - a representation of the Australian continent in three wavy lines symbolising the blue sea and sky, red centre and golden beaches.  The Perth Mint struck Australia’s official commemorative coins for the Shanghai World Expo 2010, which took place between 1 May and 31 October. 

They were authorised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and each coin in the program celebrates the Australian pavilion, where engaging exhibits and unique attractions are showcasing Australian innovation, creativity and achievement were present.

The coin is encapsulated but has no box or certificate.  A real numismatic novelty that is highly collectible and a great investment piece. A lovely item to add both colour and interest to any collection.

The coin’s reverse also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date.

Expo 2010, officially Expo 2010 Shanghai China was held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai, China, from 1 May to 31 October 2010. It was a major World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions, the first since 1992. The theme of the exposition was "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as the "next great world city".  The Expo emblem features the Chinese character ? ('world', Chinese "shì") modified to represent three people together with the 2010 date. It had the largest number of countries participating and was the most expensive Expo in the history of the world's fairs. The Shanghai World Expo was also the largest World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square km.

By the end of the expo, over 73 million people had visited – a record attendance – and 250 countries and international organizations had participated. On 16 October 2010, the expo set a single-day record of having over 1.03 million visitors enter the exhibition that day.


*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

Coin Specifications:

Designer                                 Wade Robinson

Silver Content (Troy oz)                    1
Monetary Denomination (AUD)          1
Fineness (% purity)                        99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g)            31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm)               40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)              4.00

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