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’.
|DENOMINATION||$5 AUD (Australia)|
|COMPOSITION||0.999 silver 31.1 grams|
|BOX / COA||Yes / Yes|