This outstanding release celebrates the life of famed Australian diva, Dame Nellie Melba.
Dame Nellie Melba was an opera soprano who became one of the most famous vocalists of her age. She was Australia’s first international singing star and was among the first international artists to perform in radio broadcasts.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Reverse Design with Stunning Coloured Portrait
The coin's reverse depicts a coloured portrait of Dame Nellie Melba and includes the rhododendron flower, her personal emblem, and musical notes. The inscription DAME NELLIE MELBA 1861 – 1931 and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark are also featured in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in a classic display case in a beautifully designed illustrated shipper.