Rock fishing involves fishing straight into the sea from a rocky outcrop or platform, submerged rocks, rock faces and rocks that emerge from the water’s edge.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Stunning Australian Rock Fishing Reverse Design
The reverse of the coin depicts a fisherman and his son fishing from a rock platform. The inscriptions THE LAND DOWN UNDER and ROCK FISHING also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 1,000 of The Land Down Under – Rock Fishing 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a contemporary Australian map-shaped latex case within a stylised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint is pleased to release the latest design in the 2014 Land Down Under series.
Isolated locations, slippery and uneven surfaces, and the unpredictable nature of the ocean, make rock fishing the most dangerous sport in Australia. Yet despite many reports which detail fishermen being swept to their untimely demise, the exhilaration of the pastime makes it an extremely popular activity across Australia and New Zealand.
Previous 2014 Releases: Gold Rush, Great Barrier Reef, Australian Stockman