2008 First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof

2008 First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof

Regular Price $85.00

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.

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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. 

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