The Swan 1 oz silver coin, minted in 2017 by the Perth Mint.
The swan is one of the most emblematic animals of Western Australia. For this very reason, and in line with its strategy of minting series of coins on the most characteristic animals of its fauna and flora, the Perth Mint has the bird as one of its flagships in its product catalogue.
The design of the animal is on the cross. This has two distinct parts: the outer side, divided from the central part by a line that runs around the centre and on which are found the specifications of the coin such as its name, series, the metal with which it is minted and its purity; and the central part, with a flat background and whose lower part has small wavy lines that try to represent the movement of the water after the swan has passed.
In this edition's design, the swan appears with its wings half up, observing them as it moves through the water. The mime with which its wings have been made is magnificent: it is totally possible to differentiate each and every one of the bird's feathers.
On the face is the aged bust of Queen Elizabeth II on a flat background. She appears with a crown that does not run over her entire head and has few decorative elements. Its rectangular shape contrasts with the wavy lines of the curls in its hair. Above it, the name of the monarch, the country and the year of issue and its nominal value (US $1).
The swan coin is minted with a 99.999-cm purity plate. It has a diameter of 40.6 millimetres, is 3.21 grams thick and was only minted 2,500 times, making it quite unique! Get yours before they are all sold out and complete the whole collection thanks to your trusted coin shop.