The seventh in the Royal Australian Mint's acclaimed Subscription Series, this pure $1 silver proof coin celebrates one of Australia' s earliest and most intriguing forms of currency - The Holey Dollar and Dump.
The 2003 Subscription coin recreates the original Holey Dollar and Dump at their actual size, with a partial overlap between the two giving an attractive crescent moon shape to the signature hole in the centre of the coin. Surrounded by a modern, proof finish ring, a cameo-like over stamping of the Queen's effigy bridges the 'old' and 'new' coins, uniting the past and the present.
Each coin is crafted to Proof quality from 54.30 grams of .999 fine silver and measures 50mm in diameter. Housed within a distinctive presentation case and complete with a 12-page historical booklet incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity.
Containing almost two ounces of silver, this is the largest coin in the Subscription series to date and comes presented in its own specially crafted display case echoing the theme and character of the period.
Final mintage will be determined by the response of collectors, and included in the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Controller of the Mint.