World Coin Profile Description:
Mother of pearl is a hard, smooth, shining iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of the shells of certain molluscs, such as the oyster and abalone. It displays a mix of colors, ranging from deep cobalt blue and peacock green, through to hues of purple, cream and pink.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
No more than 3,000 of the 2015 Australian White Mother of Pearl Shell 1oz Silver Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.
Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin’s weight and fineness, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse
Reverse: The reverse of the coin features a sculpted representation of an Australian white mother of pearl shell with a polished fragment of mother-of-pearl centrepiece, against a rippled pattern representing the ocean floor. The inscription AUSTRALIAN WHITE MOTHER OF PEARL SHELL and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Designer(s): Natasha Muhl has been an artist at the Perth Mint for four years, working on several popular coins, such as the “Working Dogs,” “Birds of Australia,” and the last few years of the famous Silver Kookaburra coin program. View Designers Profile
|Year Of Issue:||2015|
|Mint Mark:||P (Perth Mint)|
|OBV Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|REV Designer||Natasha Muhl|
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I assume they has to kill a lot of clams to commemorate the shell. Awkward.
Wow really? Lol its a coin p.e.t.a