2014 $1 Fine Silver Proof ‘C’ Mintmark Coin - A Voyage to Terra Australis - Certificate of Authenticity No. 21
Each year the Royal Australian Mint seeks to introduce a unique, eye-catching, and engaging theme as a figurehead for its gallery press and mintmark collection.
In 2014, the Mint has selected the 1814 publication of Matthew Flinders’ historic journal, A Voyage to Terra Australis, as the inspiration for the 2014 releases in this much loved series.
Through his journal, Matthew Flinders recorded his journeys aboard HMAS Investigator and other vessels – including the first ever successful circumnavigation of the continent of Australia; a recount of the wreckage of the Porpoise; and a diary of his six-and-a-half years as a prisoner on the Isle de France (today’s Mauritius).
* Australian legal tender
* 99.9% Fine Silver
* Limited mintage of 12 500
* Individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is presented in a capsule and housed in a leatherette presentation case and printed outer box.
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More