Coininvest is thrilled to present this amazing coin: the Great Southern Land gold proof opal coin 2022. And here are the reasons why you should be acquiring this truly magical coin today:
In case you didn’t know, the Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. Here, the continent of Australia can be seen within the opal, on the middle of the coin. Mined in three Australian states, the opal is a beautiful mineral which is renowned for its spectacular “play of colours’. Furthermore, the ancient Aboriginal stories say that it was created every time a rainbow touched the earth and is known as “the fire of the desert”.
Of course one thing Australia is famous for is the diversity of its wildlife and the beautiful opal is surrounded by 10 of Australia’s most famous animals. They are: the koala, the Tasmanian devil, the emu, the wombat, the kangaroo, the bilby, the monitor lizard, the echidna, the snake, and the frilled-neck lizard.
Aleysha Howarth is the creative brain behind this beautiful and unusual opal coin.Since graduating in Graphic Design, she has always portrayed illustrations which tell a story and are inspired by nature. She started her work at the Perth Mint in 2008 first as an engraver working with computer software to create 3D relief coins.Then she carried on as a designer, creating new and innovative coins the likes of the coins of the Australian Opal series.
The obverse bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which was designed by Jody Clark. It is the 5th official portrait of the Queen and was created in 2015 featuring a Queen aged 85. Clark had only been working as an engraver at the Royal Mint for two years prior to getting the opportunity to produce the famed effigy, after winning a competition. Queen Elizabeth II is wearing her famous diadem crown and the royal jewels with an exceptional attention to details given by the designer to the drawing. Her Majesty faces right and is surrounded by a ray pattern and inscriptions including the face value of the coin: 200 dollars.
With a maximum mintage of 200 coins, you will want to purchase this beautiful Great Southern land 2 oz gold proof opal coin as soon as possible! Today, with Coininvest, you can add this beautiful and amazing coin to your collection. The coin will arrive in a box and be accompanied by a numbered certificate of Authenticity. You will surely fall in love with this coin!
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