The Kimberly town of Broome became the home of Australia's oyster fishing industry in the 18th century. Today it is renowned for 'cultured' South Sea pearls the most sought-after in the world. Oysters create natural pearls by depositing layers of nacre over a grain of sand or other 'intruder' that settles inside the shell. Cultured pearls develop around a bead implanted by human hand. A traditional bridal gift pearl is the modern birthstone of people born in June.
Recognising the importance of pearls in Australian history this final release in the Treasures of Australia locket series encapsulates a pearl.
The five-year Treasures of Australia series celebrates the continent's abundance of natural riches by featuring five glittering prizes found in Australia - Sapphires Opals Diamonds Gold and Pearls.
The reverse design portrays an abstract interpretation of Australia’s marine environment one of the world's richest sources of South Sea pearls. The lower half of the coin incorporates a transparent 'locket' inlaid with mother of pearl framing a keshi pearl.
The coin is housed in a presentation case with a jarrah timber swivel lid protected by a colourful cardboard shipper and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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.