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Iconic swan makes rare appearance on spectacular Australian bullion coin

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The Perth Mint has released a 1oz silver bullion investment coin featuring a mintage more in keeping with numismatic issues.

Limited to just 25,000 coins, the 2017 Perth Mint Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin portrays an icon of Western Australia.


Cygnus atratus, a black-feathered swan, was virtually unknown to the outside world until Dutch explorers visiting the Western Australian coast during the 17th century reported its existence.

In 1697, Captain Willem de Vlamingh ventured into and named the Swan River, which flows through Perth to the Indian Ocean, on account of the flocks of black swans in the estuary.

Settled by Europeans in 1829, Western Australia was originally called the Swan River Colony. Swan emblems soon appeared on official documents, bank notes, postage stamps, and on the original State Crest. As the bird emblem of modern Western Australia, it is represented on both the State Coat of Arms and State flag.

On the occasion of Western Australia’s centenary in 1829, The Perth Mint struck a commemorative medal with a swan motif by heraldic artist George Kruger Gray. The ‘swan rampant’ was selected to portray the spirit and character of the State at the time, and this design for many years also represented the Mint.

Today, we continue this tradition with a contemporary stylised swan logo known to investors, collectors and depositors around the globe.

2017 Perth Mint Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the coin’s literal design visualises the graceful bird in its wetland habitat. In classic profile, the portrayal displays the swans long neck, which enables it to forage for food on the river bed, with broad wings that span up to two metres tucked together on its back.

To take advantage of this rare offering in Australia, buyers can visit The Perth Mint Bullion Trading Room at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, or call our Bullion Line on 1300 201 112. Alternatively, registered clients can order online at perthmintbullion.com.

For all other enquiries, please contact your local bullion dealer.


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