On the 1st January 1901, the six British colonies in Australia came together in a Federation and the Commonwealth of Australia was born. To commemorate the centenary in 2001 the Perth Mint struck a bi-metal gold and silver coin that features a 99.99% pure gold seven pointed, star shaped centre piece symbolising each of the six states and the seventh point representing the territories.
The 99.9% pure silver border portrays the floral emblems for each state; Queensland - Cooktown Orchid, NSW - Waratah, Victoria - Pink Heath, Tasmania - Blue Gum, South Australia - Sturts Desert Pea, Western Australia - Kangaroo Paw and Northern Territory - Desert Rose.
The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark is included in the reverse design and the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on th obverse. The coin is legal currency under the Australian Currency Regulations Act.
- Gold Content: 0.285 Troy oz
- Silver Content: 0.346 Troy oz
- Monetary Denomination: $20 AUD
- Fineness: 99.99% Gold, 99.9% Silver
- Standard Weight: 19.60 Grams
- Remedy Allowance: 0.500 Grams
- Maximum Diameter: 32.10mm
- Maximum Thickness: 2.80mm
- Milled Edge Serrations: 180
- Coin Number: 2484 / 7500
In excellent condition, some light wear on the obverse
Includes plastic capsule, display case and C.O.A
The photos are of the actual coin for sale
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