The Perth Mint The Perth Mint 2019 June Coin Bulletin - Page 10

Precious Swan For centuries Europeans regarded the black swan as an animal of myth and a metaphor for something of fantastical probability. After Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh saw black swans in coastal areas of Australia’s central west in 1697 the bird took on profound significance. The English later named their settlement and the waterway running through it, the Swan River Colony, after the bird, which is also an emblem of Western Australia. An extremely popular release among collectors worldwide, the Australian Silver Swan series has sold out each of its past editions. Swan 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin • • • • 19128DAAA $99. 00 9 $1 Australian Legal Tender 99.99% Pure Silver 40.60mm Limited Mintage – 2,500