Australia – The Dreaming Series – Platypus – $1 – 2010 – Proof Silver Crown – Mint Box & COA – The Dreaming Series is the current chapter in The Perth Mint’s prestigious Discover Australia coin program depicting iconic aspects of Australian wildlife, landscape and culture. Following the outstanding success of the first Dreaming releases in 2009, the Mint proudly presents this 2010 silver proof coin depicting Indigenous designer Darryl Bellotti’s unique interpretations of well-known Australian animals. This 2010 coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin’s reverse depicts a unique interpretation of a Platypus, an extraordinary egg-laying mammal that lives in and around freshwater lakes and streams. The design is enhanced with a colored pattern in the background. The design is enhanced with a colored pattern in the background. Designs for the three-year Dreaming Series have been created by Darryl Bellotti, The Perth Mint’s Indigenous artisti. The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these silver coins. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.