Silver Swan coin, minted in 2020 by the Perth Mint.
The swan is one of the most emblematic animals of Western Australia. Precisely for this reason, and in line with its strategy of minting coin series 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, created by Jennifer McKenna, is on the cross. This has two distinct parts: the outer side, divided from the central part by a line that runs along the centre and contains the coin's specifications such as its name, series, the metal it is minted in 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 through.
In the design of this edition, the swan appears with its wings flapping as it races across the water, its head looking up into the air. The detail of the wing feathers is spectacular: each and every one of the bird's feathers can be perfectly distinguished. Also noteworthy is the shape of the water, which moulds perfectly to the bird's figure.
On the face is the aged bust of Queen Elizabeth II on a flat background. She wears a crown that does not go all the way round her head and has few decorative elements. Its rectangular shape contrasts with the wavy lines of the curls of her hair. Above it, the name of the monarch, the country and year of issue and the face value (1 dollar).
The Swan coin is minted in 99.999 silver, has a diameter of 40.90 millimetres, is 3.50 millimetres thick and only 25,000 were minted, making it quite exclusive! Get yours before they are all sold out and complete your collection thanks to your trusted coin shop.