200th anniv official australian horse race

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Perth Mint had release a coin to commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first official Australian horse race, which took place in Sydney in October 1810. During that race days, it was part of a three day carnival organised by the officers of the 73rd regiment. Afterwards, a race ball, saw the ladies and gentlemen of the day dressed in their finery and raising a glass to the victors. The coin will be struck in Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver 1 oz. Only 5,000 of this coin will be released.

The reverse of the coin shows the jockeys and horses racing to the finish line in glorious colour. The design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu the coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2010 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz): 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD): 1
Fineness (% purity): 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm): 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm): 4

Limited to a mintage of 5,000, this 200th anniversary official Australian horse race coin is a must have for Australia coin collector. You can visit The Perth Mint for worldwide sale. Each coin is housed in a presentation box and illustrated box-shipper. Each coin also accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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