The 2013 Australia 1/2 oz Proof Silver Merry Christmas is made from 99.9% fine silver. These coins have a diameter of 36.6 mm and a thickness of 2.3 mm. The coins have a denominational value of 50 cents and come with a maximum mintage of 5,000. Each coin comes in a Christmas themed box with a display case and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
As part of the Australian Currency Act of 1965, this coin is legal tender and features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA 2013" and "50 CENTS" encircle her image. The reverse of the coin features stars in various sizes and a colorized image of a decorated Christmas tree. The words "MERRY CHRISTMAS" are written in cursive across the top. On the right is the weight and purity of the coin. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is on the left.
The 2013 Australia 1/2 oz Proof Silver Christmas coins are minted by the Perth Mint. Theses coins honor the icon of the Christmas tree, which is an evergreen tree. Evergreens have always been a symbol of peace and prosperity. These stunning coins are a unique Christmas gift.