Australia 2006 50 dollars KM-981

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Heritage sale 3073, part of lot 32390
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This specimen was part of lot 32390 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), which sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II 5-Piece Uncertified platinum 'Discover Australia - Flora' 50 Dollars (1/2 oz.) Proof Set 2006, 1) 'Sturt's Desert Rose' 50 Dollars, KM 983; 2) 'Royal Bluebell' 50 Dollars, KM 985; 3) 'Red & Green Kangaroo Paw' 50 Dollars, KM 987; 4) 'Common Pink Heath' 50 Dollars, KM 989; 5) 'Cooktown Orchid' 50 Dollars, KM 981. Comes with original wooden case and COA #32. Total APW 2.5 oz." 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 series honoring Australian flowers ran in very limited numbers 2006-08. Altho produced at the Perth mint, none bear a "P" mintmark.

Recorded mintage: 169.

Specification: 15.55 g, 0.999 platinum, 0.50 oz APW, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-981.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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