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 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
- North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
- Europe Zone 4 - $35.00
Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.