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2008 The First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof Coin

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  • 2008 The First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2008 The First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2008 The First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2008 The First Fleet 1oz Silver Proof Coin

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Limited edition of only 5000. Numbered Certificate of authenticity

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The First Fleet set sail from England for the coast of New Holland on the 13th May 1787.Just seventeen years earlier, Jame Cook had chartered the area claiming the land he called New South Wales for Britain. Cook's claim was affirmed by Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet, who accepted instructions from the Home Secretary, Lord Sydney, to establish Britains's first colony in Australia. 


This coin, which marks the 220th anniversary of the First Fleet. The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin's reverse portrays a coloured image of Governor Arthur Phillip and an outline of the Australian continent, often referred to as New Holland at that time.

The design, which also includes the inscription THE FIRST FLEET 1788, appears within a circular border of stylised waves incorporating The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.

  • Denomination - $1
  • Finess - 99.9% pure silver
  • Min. Gross weight - 31.635 grams
  • Diameter - 40.60 mm
  • Thickness - 4.00 mm
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Gold coloured case with outher shipper
  • Mintage- 5000