Australia 2011-P 50 dollars KM-1557
This specimen was lot 22157 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. 50 Dollars, 2011-P. Perth Mint. PCGS PROOF-70 DEEP CAMEO Secure Holder. Head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right; Reverse: Aboriginal design of two great white sharks with mint-added coloration. Issued as part of the Discover Australia series and as perfect as modern technology can make it. COA included. 0.500 troy oz platinum." Since 1989, Australia has entered the bullion and collectibles market in a big way, having produced commemoratives and NCLT's numbering in the hundreds of types. This type was also struck in gold (KM 1555).
Recorded mintage: 1,000.
Specification: 15.55 g, .999 fine platinum, 25 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-1557.
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