As the first coins struck in New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and Dump hold an unequalled place in Australian numismatic history.
Originally purchased by the British Government, 40,000 Spanish dollars had their centres removed in 1813 as a short-term solution to the colony’s currency crisis. The outer ring (Holey Dollar) and centre (Dump) were counter-stamped with the name of the colony and their new monetary values, five shillings and fifteen pence, respectively.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Australian Holey Dollar and Dump, The Perth Mint has released this commemorative two-coin set.
Original Holey Dollar and Dump Reverse Design
The reverse of the Holey Dollar replicates an original dollar, including the outer inscription, DEI GRATIA 1788 CAROLUS III, with the inner rim inscription reading NEW SOUTH WALES 1813.
The reverse of the Dump replicates an original dump, depicting a crown and the inscription NSW 1813.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 4,000 of these 200th Anniversary of the Australian Holey Dollar and Dump 2013 Silver Proof Coin Sets.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination.
Each coin is presented in a display case with illustrated shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
200th Anniversary of the Australian Holey Dollar and Dump 2013 Silver Proof Coin Set at The Perth Mint, featuring:
- Original Holey Dollar And Dump Reverse Designs
- Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
- Extremely Limited Mintage – 4,000
- Australian Legal Tender
- Presentation Packaging