Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series
Sydney’s New Year celebrations are known throughout the world, both for being one of the first major cities to move into the latest calendar year, and for the huge fireworks display. Held in a harbour full of iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the bridge, the Royal Australian Mint decided it was well known enough to embark on a ten-year, ten-coin set of silver coins to celebrate the event.
This is the fifth year of issue and stays with the ½oz weight and mintage of 5,000 that was introduced with the second coin (the debut 2014 coin coin was 1 oz). Struck with a frosted-uncirculated finish, the reverse face has a depiction of the firework display where the sky would be. The design itself is of the Sydney skyline and includes the iconic bridge and opera house. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.
Packaged in a heavily themed gatefold sleeve, it’s available to order now and sells for $60 AUD. An unusual subject, but clearly a popular one if the mint s confident in a ten year run of them.
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