Pure 24-karat gold plating highlights the tremendous variety of creatures that inhabit the Land Down Under, impressively render in the native Australian aboriginal style of the Dreamtime, on. ULTRA LOW MINTAGE (only 500), high relief, 5 troy ounce pure silver proof! This is, quite simply, one of the most stunning wildlife coins we have ever seen!It commemorates the Aboriginal Australian's Dreamtime and their magnificent 40,000-year-old relationship with nature. Many fascinating creatures inhabit Australias skies, land and waters - and these form the focal points of this coins stunning design.
Acclaimed indigenous Australian artist John Smith Gumbula has incorporated a dozen different native animals (each highlighted in pure, 24 karat gold plating) in this traditional Australian Dreamtime work of art. A member of the Wakka Wakka and Yolngu peoples from South Burnett, Queensland, John has a flair for fine detail and rich texture - elements which both translate perfectly to the world of high relief coin design.
The result is a magnificent showcase of Australia - its animals, its indigenous art, and a 40,000-year-old culture. My Aboriginal identity and cultural heritage proudly resonates in my heart, soul and artistic creations, spiritually connecting me to my country. Australian Aboriginal arts and culture is an important part of our evolutionary Dreamtime Journey in maintaining, preserving and promoting the. Diverse, spiritual and sacred significance of our Aboriginal people.
John Smith Gumbula, Artist Wakka Wakka and Yolngu Indigenous Peoples. The top of the coin represents the sky, where the sun can be seen shining. Below it is the earth or land, which is separated from the waves of the ocean below by the huge snake (a scrub python, which crawls on the ground, and is therefore closest to it).Set amidst these zones are the various creatures of the Dreamtime. Emu Koala Bear Scrub Python Red Kangaroo Goanna Lizard. Humpback Whale Bottlenose Dolphin Hawksbill Sea Turtle Duck-Billed Platypus Barramundi Sea Bass This huge silver proof is minted in ultra high relief, to more dramatically depict the variety of creatures that inhabit the Great Southern Continent. Struck from a HUGE five troy ounces of.
999 pure silver, and spanning a massive 65 mm in diameter nearly 3 inches! , this imposing coin represents spectacular tribute to native Australian culture and its respect for nature. Each coin is encapsulated and displayed in a highly polished, wooden presentation case accompanied by a full-color, numbered certificate! A tremendous variety of creatures inhabit the Australian sky, earth and water! The legend AUSTRALIAN DREAMTIME denotes the theme.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 5 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, highly polished, solid wood, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color, graphically illustrated outer box.An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Image of the back side of the certificate is for general reference only. Serial number on image is NOT indicative of the serial number you will receive! Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating. The item "Niue 2019 Australian Wildlife Dreamtime $10 5 Oz Pure Silver Gilded Animal Proof" is in sale since Saturday, December 7, 2019.
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