This coin is the seventh in the Royal Australian Mint's annual subscription series where the final mintage was determined by demand from collectors over a short period in March-April 2003. Collectors on the RAM mailing list were given a 4 week period in which to order the coin. Once the order period had closed and numbers were known the production run was completed striking only sufficient coins to fill orders.
The design on a legal tender pure silver $1 proof coin weighing almost two ounces celebrates one of Australia's earliest and most intriguing forms of currency the Holey Dollar and Dump. Initiated by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1813 to remedy a desperate shortage of coins in the fledgling colony of New South Wales the two distinctive coins became the lifeblood of the colony for over a decade.
The details of two excellently preserved original coins have been faithfully replicated with the use of 3-dimensional image scanning technology to recreate the designs at their original size with an overlap providing an attractive crescent moon shape to the signature hole in the centre. Surrounded by a modern proof-finish ring a cameo-like overstamping of the Queen's effigy bridges the 'old' and 'new' coins uniting the past and the present.
With a diameter of 50 mm, this is the largest coin to date in the subscription series. It was housed encapsulated in a specially crafted hinged-lid presentation case and accompanied by a 12-page booklet recounting the colourful history surrounding the creation of the coin.
We will endeavour to dispatch orders as soon as possible, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.
We requires full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.
All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.
*Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $9.95, except EQL launches, heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.
EQL Launches/New Releases. The regular Flat fee ($9.95) does not apply to EQL Launches. Shipping charges for EQL new releases will differ and this rate will be advised at the time of entry.
Free Shipping: On orders $350.00 and over made in one transaction for delivery within Australia only.
Free Express Upgrade: Domestic Australian orders over the value of $1000 will automatically upgrade to Express Post at no additional expense.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- New Zealand - $25.00
- South Pacific - $30.00
- Asia - $35.00
- North & South America - $40.00
- Europe - $45.00
International orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.
Wynyard Coin Centre will attempt to exchange (if available) or provide a refund for any items delivered damaged or unsatisfactory when returned in original, undamaged condition with all product components as supplied within 14 days of receipt.
Cancelled items/orders for customer change of mind or return without major problem (in original condition) will be refunded less postage charges and any merchant fees (PayPal 2.6%, VISA/Mastercard, Shop Pay, Apple Pay & Google Pay 1.6% + $0.30) associated with accepting the original payment within 28 days of purchase.