1993 Masterpieces in Silver - The Explorers #12,373 of 12,349
The Masterpieces in Silver series was produced from 1988 to 2011 by the Royal Australian Mint. This long running coin series is dedicated to Australian themes and events that have shaped Australia as a nation.
The 1993 Masterpieces in Silver- The Explorers contains five Sterling Silver Coins commemorating Famous Australian Explorers.
- Aboriginal Exploration
- Abel Tasman
- Captain James Cook
- Matthew Flinders
- and Lawson, Blaxland & Wentworth
All reverse sides of the coins were designed by Vladimir Gottwald, with the Obverse of each carrying the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf
Coins are struck to proof quality and are $5 Denomination. Crafted from 92.5% Silver, weighing 35.79 grams and 38.90mm in diameter each.
Stored in a large clamshell case, with certificate of authenticity and informational inserts. This set also has an external box to keep the case protected.
Some very minor wear to the external box has occurred, while the case has been subject to a common occurrence in these earlier set, where parts of the case have adhered to the outer box.
It remains in excellent condition aside from these factors.
Interestingly enough, current mintage figures obtained from the latest edition of Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Values (30th edition) are listed at a total of 12,349 sets produced in total. This set is numbered 12,373.