Silver Proof Set
The Perth Mint of
Australia launched a new proof set of silver
coins depicting five classic motorbikes from
around world. The set includes five, 1-oz legal
tender coins made from 99.9% pure silver with
each struck in proof quality.
The five-coin proof set celebrates America’s
Indian Chief of the 20’s, Germany’s BMW R12 from
30’s and 40’s, Britain’s BSA Gold Star from the
50’s and Norton Commando from the late 60’s and
early 70’s, and finally, Japan’s Honda Dream
CB750 Four launched in 1969.
On the reverse of each coloured coin is one of
these uniquely famous motorcycles, which appears
to be racing past a background. Below is the
motorcycle’s manufacture’s logo, and the coins
$1 face value.
The obverse, or tails side of the coins, bears
the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II along with the inscriptions, ‘QUEEN
ELIZABETH II’, ‘2008′, ‘1 DOLLAR’ and ‘TUVALU’,
which denotes where the coin is issued as legal
Coin specifications and order information
According to the Mint, each coin weighs 31.135
grams, is 4.00 millimeters thick, and has a
diameter of 40.60 millimeters. The five-coin set
has a limited mintage of only 1,500.
The five-coin proof set is currently priced at
$375 (AUS) or $295.81 (US). For more information
or to order online, visit The Perth Mint