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2013 World Heritage Sites - Willandra Lakes Region 1oz Silver Coin
Extremely special release by Perth Mint for the 2013 Sydney ANDA Coin Show. Only 2,500 examples were struck for the lucky few who have managed to acquire one.
Continuing in the World Heritage Sites theme this coin depict the wedge tailed eagle which is common to the Willandra Lakes region.
Stunning art work and bold colours make for an impressive coin and the strike is exceptional. 99.9% pure silver and one troy ounce of Perth Mint magic.
This coin has an illustrated shipper and a plush style presentation box along with the COA.
On the coin's reverse we find the landscape of the Willandra Lakes Region’s and a proud Wedge-tailed Eagle perched on a tree branch. Over on the coin’s obverse we see the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year and the monetary denomination.
The Willandra Lakes Region is a World Heritage Site that covers 2,400 square kilometres in south-western New South Wales, Australia.
The Region contains important natural and cultural features including exceptional examples of past human civilization including the world's oldest cremation site. A small section of the region is protected by the Mungo National Park.
The Willandra Lakes Region was added to the Australian National Heritage List in May 2007.
The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), sometimes known as the Eaglehawk (a slight misnomer, as it is among the largest raptors) in its native range, is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and is also found in southern New Guinea. It has long, fairly broad wings, fully feathered legs and an unmistakable wedge-shaped tail. Because of both its tail and its size—it is one of the largest birds of prey in the world—it can be identified at a glance as a "Wedgie" even by the non-expert.
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is one of twelve species of large predominantly dark-coloured eagles in the genus Aquila found worldwide. A large brown bird of prey, it has a wingspan of up to 2.27 m (7 ft 5 in) and a length up to 1.06 m (3 ft 6 in).
*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.0
Monetary Denomination (AUD) $1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 2,500