One of five World Heritage Site coin designs made in 2010 by the Perth Mint.
Beautifully carded with a built in card stand for display the coin design features the Greater Blue Mountains just to the west of Sydney.
The coin’s reverse depicts the Three Sisters rock formation as viewed from the Echo Point lookout in colour.
The design incorporates a Blue Mountains Tree Frog which is an inhabitant of the region’s beautiful rivers.
Makes a wonderful gift for overseas friends and a nice addition to any collection.
Metal Aluminium / Bronze
Designer Ryan Vanderwiel
The Greater Blue Mountains Area is a World Heritage Site in the Blue Mountainsof New South Wales, Australia. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 24th Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cairns from 27 November to 2 December 2000. This area is one of rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs, deep, inaccessible valleys andrivers and lakes teeming with life. The unique plants and animals that live in this natural place relate an extraordinary story of Australia’s antiquity, its diversity of life. This is the story of the evolution of Australia’s unique eucalypt vegetation and its associated communities, plants and animals. The Greater Blue Mountains Area consists of 10,300 square kilometres of mostly forested landscape on a sandstone plateau 60 to 180 kilometres inland from centralSydney. The area includes vast expanses of wilderness and is equivalent in area to almost one third of Belgium, or twice the size of Brunei. The area called Blue Mountains is based on the fact that when atmospheric temperature rise, the essential oil of Eucalyptus salignaevaporates and disperse in the air, then visible blue spectrum of sunlight propagates more than other colors. Therefore the reflectedlandscape from mountains seems bluish by human eyes.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only