Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Innovative "Scent of Australia - Eucalyptus" Silver Coin Released

January 4, 2010: Released today by issuing authority of the Cook Islands, this exciting new silver coin is the first of it's kind to capture the "bush scent" of Australia. Synonymous with the imagery of the rugged Australian outback, the Eucalyptus, or Gum tree, is as iconic with the land down under as Kangaroos and Crocodile Dundee - and now the intrinsic scent of the bush has been captured on a beautifully designed silver coin!

Cook Islands 2011 $5 Scent of Australia Eucalyptus Silver Coin

This eye-catching silver coin has been created using state-of-the-art minting technology, to not only enhance the coin with vibrant colour, but also with the added innovation of a "rub and sniff" feature, producing the glorious aroma of the Australian bush.

The design on the reverse of the coin shows the iconic Koala, native to the Australian bush, struck into stunning sterling silver in Brilliant Uncirculated quality. In the background, captivating in realistic colour pad printing, is a section of Eucalyptus tree, with leaves and red nut flowers showing. The obverse carried the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, together with the country and year of issue and nominal face value.

Each Scent of Australia Eucalyptus silver coin is presented in a high quality jewel case and full-colour outer box, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

1 comment:

Erik said...

I'm the photographer of this koala (see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikveland/423038931/ ) and I have one of these coins. I can definitely vouch for the awesomeness of the rub and sniff! Gives off a quite strong and recognisable smell of eucalyptus.