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2021 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin - Mungo Footprint

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SKU:
10714
UPC:
9314688107144
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SKU:
10714
UPC:
9314688107144
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Specifications

Country of Issue, Denomination, Diameter, Era, Finish, Issued By, Metal, Mintage, Packaging, Series,

Specifications

Country of Issue:
Australia
Denomination:
$1
Diameter:
28.52mm
Era:
2020
Finish:
Proof
Issued By:
Royal Australian Mint
Metal:
Silver .999
Mintage:
5 000
Packaging:
Coin in presentation box
Series:
Mungo Footprint
Weight:
1/2oz

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  • Joe PAGANO - Nov 14, 2021

    5
    Nice coin.

    Nice coin representing an ancient part of Australian History. Well presented in capsule and good art on box.

1 Review

  • Joe PAGANO - Nov 14, 2021

    5
    Nice coin.

    Nice coin representing an ancient part of Australian History. Well presented in capsule and good art on box.

Description

2021 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin - Mungo Footprint

The Mungo footprints, in the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, are the oldest preserved footprints ever found in Australia and the largest set of ice age footprints in the world. The Royal Australian Mint celebrates these precious glimpses into our past with this striking design available as both a 2021 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin and 2021 20c Uncirculated Coin.

Twenty thousand years ago a family group walked across the soft claypan of an ancient drying lake bed. A few days later a number of hunters ran across the area chasing game. Finally, and most remarkably, an individual ‘hopped’ across the claypan leaving a single line of right footprints. These three journeys or stories have been captured forever in the petrified clay of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, and are known as the Mungo footprints.


The footprints were discover in 2003 when the shifting sand dunes revealed the petrified indentations to archaeologists undertaking a survey of the area. Further digging and research revealed one of the most intriguing and intact insights into how people lived, travelled, hunted and survived in the Pleistocene era during the last ice age. In 2006 the tracks were covered again by sand to protect them from the elements. Only a handful of people know the exact location of these wondrous footprints in time.

  • Coin’s reverse features a detailed representation of a Mungo footprint and a stylised map of Australia in the cracked clay.
  • Available in both uncirculated and fine silver proof finish
  • Coin’s obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark
  • Australian legal tender






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