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2015 State Series –125 Years of State Government in Western Australia $5 Proof Coin

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  • 2015 State Series –125 Years of State Government in Western Australia $5 Proof Coin
  • 2015 State Series –125 Years of State Government in Western Australia $5 Proof Coin

2015 State Series –125 Years of State Government in Western Australia $5 Proof Coin

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This legal tender coin is a special issue created by the
Royal Australian Mint to celebrate 125 years of responsible
government in Western Australia.

Mintage - 12,500

Details

History and significance

Western Australia lies in the southern hemisphere, covering an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres with notable cities including Albany, Broome, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River and Perth. Western Australia inherited the English system of government and law when it was colonised in 1829. Between 1850 and 1868 Western Australia was a penal colony and under the Australian Colonies Act (1850), was denied the opportunity to adopt representative and responsible government. In 1890, Western Australia was granted responsible government when Parliament was formed with a Legislative Assembly of 30 elected members and a Legislative Council of 15 members.

Features and design

  • The reverse depicts the state of Western Australia in front of an evolving Australia 
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s exacting proof standard
  • Obverse features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
  • Australian legal tender
  • 99.9% pure silver - mass 36.31 grams
  • Diameter - 38.74
  • Presented in a clear capsule in a display case complete with outer shipper.
  • Mintage - 12,500