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Buy the Celebrate Australia – World Heritage Sites 2012 $1 Coin Collection at The Perth Mint, featuring:
Our designers are thrilled to bring some of Australia’s most beautiful locations to the world. These stunning Australian land and sea scapes are inscribed on the World Heritage List, and rightly so!
This year’s amazing collection includes designs inspired by Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the Lord Howe Island Group, the Willandra Lakes Region, Fraser Island and Kakadu National Park.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park $1 Coin
The coin’s coloured reverse represents Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park’s spectacular skyline. The design also features the native Perentie Lizard.
Lord Howe Island Group $1 Coin
The coin’s coloured reverse represents the Lord Howe Island Group’s stunning landscape and features the Sooty Tern, a native seabird.
Willandra Lakes Region $1 Coin
The coin’s coloured reverse represents the Willandra Lakes Region’s rugged landscape and features the Wedge-Tailed Eagle.
Fraser Island $1 Coin
The coin’s coloured reverse represents Fraser Island’s sandy shoreline. The design includes the Australian Dingo, one of several species of wildlife native to the island.
Kakadu National Park $1 Coin
The coin’s coloured reverse represents Kakadu National Park’s primordial scenery, including a river scene featuring the White Snowflake Water Lily and a Black Necked Stork.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
The reverse of each aluminium bronze coin also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The five-coin collection is housed in a great folder to help display and protect your coins. Each coin, additionally, is presented in its own eye-catching display card.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987 and 1994 and is located 460 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs. The park covers 2,010 square kilometres and includes many Aboriginal sacred sites, including Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock), one of the world’s largest monoliths.
The Lord Howe Island Group was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982 and is located 700 kilometres northeast of Sydney. The Lord Howe Island Group comprises Lord Howe Island, Admiralty Islands, Mutton Bird Island, Ball's Pyramid, Blackburn Island and associated coral reefs and marine environments.
The Willandra Lakes Region was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981 and is located in the Murray Basin area of south western New South Wales. The region extends over an extensive area that contains a system of ancient lakes formed over two million years, most of which are fringed by crescent shaped dunes. The region is recognised for its geological importance and its record of Aboriginal settlement dating back 40,000 years.
Fraser Island was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and is located along the southern coast of Queensland. The island has rain forests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths.
Kakadu National Park has received two World Heritage List entries, being fully inscribed in 1992. The park is situated in the Northern Territory, 171 km southeast of the Darwin and covers an area of approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The site is renowned for its extraordinary wetlands and ancient cultural traditions.
AUS $ 56.36US$ 55.11
exc any local taxes
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Current as at 7:48PM AWST 21 May 2013
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