Celebrate some of the world’s most fascinating prehistoric creatures with the Perth Mint’s 2014 Genyornis 1 oz Silver Proof coin, the third release in the Australian Megafauna series.
Composed of .999 pure silver, each proof coin has been graded PF69 by the NGC — making it a great addition to your collector portfolio.
Designed by paleo-artist Peter Trusler, the reverse features the giant bird guarding her eggs, in front of a colorized background. The coin is inscribed with GENYORNIS and 1 OZ 999 SILVER, along with the Perth mintmark, P.
The obverse features Ian-Rank Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the coin’s year and denomination.
Remember the amazing creatures of Australia’s ancient past. Order an NGC-PF69 Silver Genyornis from Provident Metals today.
About the Genyornis Newtoni
Standing around 6.5 feet tall, the genyornis was a flightless bird that went extinct more than 50,000 years ago — the same time humans arrived in Australia. It is believed that the massive bird was both a carnivore and a scavenger, armed with a frighteningly large and crushing beak.
PF69 on the Sheldon Grading Scale
Invented by American psychologist and numismatist William Herbert Sheldon, Jr (1898-1977), the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale is a 70-point system used to determine the quality of a coin. Reputable grading organizations — including the NGC — use the Sheldon Scale to assess a coin’s condition.
PF69 denotes a proof coin that is in nearly perfect condition. It has maintained its original luster, and there are no more than two flaws visible using magnification. The coin has a sharp strike with no scuffs or hairlines, and it has a nearly flawless appearance.
About the NGC
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation made its debut in 1987, as the need for standardized coin grading grew increasingly important. Since that time, the Florida-based organization has worked tirelessly to elevate coin grading standards across the globe.
The third-party grading service is the largest in the world, and it has assessed more than 27 million coins since its inception. As the official coin grading service of the American Numismatic Association, the NGC encapsulates each certified coin in a sonically-sealed holder made of inert materials, protecting each one for future generations.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 after gold was discovered in local Australian deposits. The newly-established mint struck gold and silver sovereigns until Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931.
The mint remained under British ownership until July of 1970, when it ceded to the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint produces nearly all of the nation’s legal tender bullion coins in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Certificate of Authenticity||NGC|
|Product Series||Perth Australian Megafauna|