2010 Centenary of Australian Silver Coinage 1oz Silver Proof Coin
A spectacular centenary commemorative celebrating the introduction of the Australian Commonwealths first silver coins in 1910.
The seeds of this seminal event in the history of Australian coinage were sown in 1901 when, under the new Constitution, control of Australia's currency was vested in the Commonwealth.
Subsequently, the Coinage Act of 1909 saw the replacement of British gold, silver and bronze coins with the Commonwealths own coinage, beginning with the 1910-dated Australian florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence depicting King Edward VII. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the centenary commemorative is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Limited mintage of 7,500, the coin is housed in presentation packaging accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.