100 Gold Dollars BU (1 oz) - Beneath the Southern Skies - Australia - 2020
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In 2018, the coin world mourned the passing of the great Stuart Devlin, the Australian-born designer who had left an indelible mark in the field of numismatics both in his home country and around the world.
But while gone, his designs continued to inspire a new generation of artists.
To pay tribute to the life of this great man, The Royal Australian Mint searched through its archives and found an original draft Devlin had completed 50 years earlier that was never used on a coin.
Now retrieved and revised, the design is featured on a new silver and gold bullion coin series.
Entitled as “Beneath the Southern Skies,” coins, the fantastic $100 legal-tender coin available here was struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure gold. It depicts the Australian continent alongside the Southern Cross constellation.
While those of us in the northern hemisphere are unable to view the Southern Cross constellation, it’s one of the most recognizable constellations of the southern hemisphere and one that has been used by travelers and explorers for centuries as a navigational guide. Named for its five brightest stars that, when viewed together, form a cross positioned north, the Southern Cross is a recognized symbol of loyalty and has been an inspiration for poets and musicians across the world.
Stuart Devlin (1931-2018) was born in Geelong, Australia where he began a career in goldsmithing at the age of 17. In an illustrious career that spanned more than 70 years, he designed coins for Australia, the United Kingdom, and more than 30 other countries.
He rose to prominence in 1964 when he won a competition to design Australia’s first decimal coinage. Among his other famous works were Australia’s now-iconic “Red” kangaroo series and the coins and medals for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coin Program. As if his skills weren’t obvious enough, they were honored once again in 1982 when he was appointed Goldsmith and Jeweler to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Weight 1 oz
- Fine Gold g. 31,10
- Diameter mm. 38,7
- Gold 999,9
In a coin capsule with warranty certificate.
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