This 1oz silver proof coin celebrates the bicentenary of the construction of the Macquarie Lighthouse.
Australia’s earliest colonial lighthouse, first exhibited on 30 November 1818, is an imposing 26m tall landmark on Sydney Harbour’s southern headland overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Still a fully operational lighthouse, it continues to help ships and other vessels sail safely through the entrance to the harbour.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the Macquarie Lighthouse Bicentenary 2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
Featured on the reverse of the coin is a depiction of the historic lighthouse with a representation of the beams of light that are a beacon to vessels entering Sydney Harbour in darkness