Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold

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We’ve already covered the gold version of this coin, so we won’t retread the subject, but suffice to say, this is an interesting domed 1oz coin that just got a whole lot more affordable. It depicts the New and Accurate Map of the World, produced in 1624 by John Speed and follows up the earlier in this two-coin series that featured a 19th century map of Captain James Cook’s voyages of discovery.

The Royal Australian Mint has long produced domed coins, particularly astronomy ones, and they do a great job with them. Early examples in the Southern Sky series have enjoyed some fine appreciation on the secondary market. This silver version sells for $125.00 AUD and has a mintage of 5,000 pieces. Available now from all the usual dealers. The mint is obviously expecting it to be a sell-out, as they’ve limited orders to three per person and the coin is already listed as ‘Limited Availability’.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $5 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 39.62 mm
FINISH Proof
MINTAGE 5,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT