2010: Australian Antarctic Territory Series: Husky
Australian Antarctic Territory Series #7: 2010 - Husky.
Seventh in series. Perth Mint silver proof commemorative $1 coin featuring Husky dogs. Australia kept huskies on the icy continent for almost 40 years beginning in 1954 with the opening of Mawson Station. As well as proving to be hard-working, reliable forms of transport, they were also loyal companions and much-loved by Australian Antarctic expeditioners. The coin's reverse depicts a team of huskies pulling a sled with a coloured Antarctic sky in the background. The design, which also incorporates a coloured image of a husky appears within the shape of the Antarctic continent.
The coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality with colour incorporated in the reverse design, with a limited worldwide release of only 7,500 coins.
Issued as Australian legal tender.
All coins are individually packaged in a blue lacquered metal presentation case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.