THE OPENING OF THE CONTINENT
The exploreres mapped out the lie of the land; then came the new settlers, whose tentative inroads soon became well worn tracks, opening up the continent for those who followed. This beautiful set tells the story of those tracks; the transport networks that furthered the quest for development and fired the imagination of colonial Australia.
This 1997 Masterpieces in Silver set is one of 10,000 legal tender proof coin sets minted by the Royal Australian Mint.
The Mint's talented engraver Wojciech Pietranik, designed and sculptured the reverse designs. The obverse carries the traditional portait of Her Majesty Queen Elixabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. Each of the five coins, struck on specially prepared blanks using hand-polished dies, are finished to the Mint's strict quality guidelines. The finished product has a mirror-like flat surface complimented by a delicately frosted raised design.
The coins are beautifully presented in the Royal Australian Mint original box, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and outer box.