The first Australian currency banknote, the ten shilling denomination, is depicted in color on the reverse of the silver poof coin, which is shaped like a note. The banknote was first produced in May 1913 based on the old British system, with other denominations from £1 to £1,000 followed in years 1913 – 1915.
As a joint Perth Mint and Australia Post set, included with the coin are two stamps with denominations of 60c and $2.60. The 60c stamp depicts a portrayal of the official note numbering ceremony in 1913 while the $2.60 stamp depicts the Australian Coat of Arms as it appeared on the first banknote.
Those interested in purchasing a 100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote 1oz Silver Proof Coin and Stamp Set may do so directly from the Perth Mint of Australia (www.perthmint.com.au).
Initial pricing is listed at AUS $100.00, or US $102.54. Pricing is subject to change based on the market conditions of silver.