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Australia 2013-P Australian Antarctic Territory AAT - Aurora Australis Southern Lights Glow in the Dark $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Photoluminescent Technology and Color NX

Australia 2013-P Australian Antarctic Territory AAT - Aurora Australis Southern Lights Glow in the Dark $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Photoluminescent Technology and Color NX

Manufacturer: Australia
SKU: 64784
Price: $119.95 $79.95
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The first ever Glow in the Dark coin from Australia, this vividly-colored silver dollar highlights the natural wonder of the spectacular Southern Lights, the Aurora Australis, with photoluminescent technology!

The ongoing Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) series has proven to be amazingly popular (with each and every one of the previous nine issues in the series having sold out at the Mint (including 2005's Leopard Seal, 2010's Alaskan Husky Sled Dog, 2011's Killer Whale and 2012 Emperor Penguins!), and this entry in the program (featuring the natural wonder of the spectacular Southern Lights) should be no exception! A marvelous vignette captures the mystery of the Aurora Australis and further enhances this beautifully designed and colored pure silver dollar. Struck in one troy ounce of pure silver, we recommend snatching this desirable silver dollar before it's too late!

Investment Note - This silver dollar is the first ever Glow in the Dark Australian coin! Combining photoluminescent technology and stunning, full color, this proof-finish coin is part of a popular and long-running series, certain to make it sought after for years to come. Don't delay, get yours today!

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The spectular, dramatic and colorful miracles of nature, the Northern Lights ( Aurora Borealis) and the Southern Lights ( Aurora Australis).A Miracle of Nature
An aurora (plural: aurorae) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere. Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone, which is typically 3° to 6° in latitudinal extent and at all local times or longitudes. The auroral zone is typically 10° to 20° from the magnetic pole defined by the axis of the Earth's magnetic dipole. During a geomagnetic storm, the auroral zone expands to lower latitudes.

The discrete aurorae are sharply defined features within the diffuse aurora that vary in brightness from just barely visible to the naked eye, to bright enough to read a newspaper by at night. Discrete aurorae are usually seen only in the night sky, because they are not as bright as the sunlit sky.

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In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the Aurora Borealis (or the Northern Lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621. Aurorae seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. Discrete aurorae often display magnetic field lines or curtain-like structures, and can change within seconds or glow unchanging for hours, most often in fluorescent green. The aurora borealis most often occurs near the equinoctes. The northern lights have had a number of names throughout history. The Native American Cree Indians call this phenomenon the "Dance of the Spirits". In medieval Europe, auroras were commonly believed a sign from God.

Its southern counterpart, the Aurora Australis (or the Southern Lights), has almost identical features to the Aurora Borealis and changes simultaneously with changes in the northern auroral zone and is visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, South America, New Zealand, and Australia. Aurorae occur on other planets. Similar to the Earth's aurora, they are visible close to the planet's magnetic poles.

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Investment Note
Aurora Borealis We like this silver dollar for several reasons. It is the first Glow in the Dark coin ever issued by Australia! It is large (40.60 mm diameter), features a very popular nature theme, and is very handsomely colored! Finally, the mintage limit for this coin is very low - only 7,500, with each and every one of the previous eight issues in the series having sold out at the Mint (including 2005's Leopard Seal, 2010's Alaskan Husky Sled Dog, 2011's Killer Whale and 2012 Emperor Penguins)! Don't delay, we recommend one of these great, full color silver dollars today!

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Technology Note
This is the first ever Glow in the Dark photoluminescent coin issued by Australia. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Australia 2013 AAT Aurora Australis Silver $1 Coin with full packagingObverse
The coin’s obverse depicts an Antarctic explorer standing outside his tracked vehicle in a snowfield, gazing upward at the miracle of nature that is the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights, in full color and highlighted with glow in the dark, photoluminescent technology. Both images are  superimposed on an outline of the frozen continent. The legends AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY and AURORA AUSTRALIS denote the theme, while the legend 1 OZ 99.9 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark and the date of issue also appear.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)  
4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color and
Photoluminescent Technology
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Wade Robinson (obverse)
Raphael Maklouf (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered


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