The 2013 Young Collectors ‘Experience It!’ series features six coins, each of which portrays an outdoor sport or leisure activity in which Australian kids love to partake, with skiing being the third fun release.
Skiing is an exhilarating sport that provides fun and fitness for people of all ages, skill levels and gender.
Aluminium Bronze $1 Coin
This $1 coin is struck by The Perth Mint from high quality aluminium bronze.
Stylish Reverse Design
The coin’s coloured reverse portrays a skier against the backdrop of a ski slope and mountain at sunrise. The inscription SKIING, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the monetary denomination are also incorporated in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the year-date.
Illustrated Presentation Card
A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed in a colourful presentation card which has fantastic illustrations and information about skiing.
Special Display Album
The first release in this series, Surfing, is available in a coin album with an illustrated card cover. The album is designed to fit all six coins in this series. Please note that the coin album is not available for purchase separately.
Skiing is a winter sport that involves ways of travelling over snow with skis. It is a great recreational activity and an exciting competitive sport, being a major part of the winter Olympic Games. Ski events include Alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding and Nordic events. Some professions that utilise skiing skills include ski schools and instructors, rangers, emergency and rescue services and specialised police and military units.
Australia has several well developed ski resorts, including Thredbo and Perisher in New South Wales, and Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Buller in Victoria. Cross country skiing is popular in such parks as Kosciuszko National Park and Alpine National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness.
Previous Release: Surfing, Snorkelling
Forthcoming Releases: Horse Riding, Skateboarding, BMX Riding