The founding of modern Australia dates from 1788 with the arrival of the First Fleet from Britain. Carrying more than 1300 colonists, 11 ships entered Botany Bay between 18 and 20 January. Finding the area unsuitable for permanent settlement Captain Arthur Phillip commander of the First Fleet moved the colonists north to Port Jackson anchoring at Sydney Cove on 26 January. This coin marks the 220th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove.
The reverse design portrays a coloured image of Governor Arthur Phillip and an outline of the Australian continent known as New Holland at that time. The design includes the inscription 'THE FIRST FLEET 1788' within a circular border of stylised waves incorporating the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin is housed encapsulated in a gold leatherette hinged-lid presentation case protected by a colourful cardboard shipper with an illustrated band and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
We will endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible but, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.
We require 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 $8.50, except 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.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
- Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
- Taiwan - $95.00
- North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
- Europe Zone 4 - $35.00
Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.