The Perth Mint has once again excelled itself with this beautiful coin and lapel pin badge set.
Housed in a plush style clam case the coin itself depicts a Colin Class submarine cruising along on the ocean surface.
Incorporate into the design are the words CENTENARY OF AUSTRALIAN SUBMARINES 1914 – 2014 as well as the Perth Mint Mint mark
To complete the coin, the words SILENT SERVICE are inscribed on the coin’s edge.
The coins’ obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination as well as the coin’s weight and fineness. The 2014 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The replica lapel pin badge design features the dolphin and crown emblem and bears the inscription SUBMARINE FORCE AUSTRALIA SILENT SERVICE. Australian sailors in the Submarine Service are awarded a badge depicting two dolphins and a crown. This badge which is also known as a sailor’s ‘dolphins’ was originally introduced in 1964 or there about and was then later adopted by the Royal Navy Submarine Service in 1972.
This is an extremely limited release and no more than 3,000 of the Centenary of Australian Submarines 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Replica Badge Sets will be produced. This in itself is an extremely good reason to invest now before all examples are picked up by other investors.
Each of the Perth Mint sets comes with a COA with individual numbering. Certificate number may vary from those displayed here.