Monday, 21 May 2012

Marilyn Monroe Silver Proof 1oz Coin

Australian Silver CoinsMarilyn Monroe Silver Proof

Marilyn Monroe is the subject of this special silver commemorative, which is sure to captivate her many fans, Monroe (1926–1962) was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but was baptized Norma Jeane Baker. She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty, considered by many as the epitome of the blond bombshell, Monroe began her career as a model which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor but by 1959 she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics. In her relatively short career she won both a BAFTA award 1957 and a Golden Globe award 1959.

The coins reverse depicts a photographic image of Marilyn Monroe set against a background of film and stars, the design also includes The Perth Mints P mintmark and a representation of Marilyn’s signature. Each coin is minted to a proof bullion quality in .999 silver, the Perth Mint will release no more than 12,500 of these coins, each coin is housed in a classic presentation display case with a illustrated themed shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Marilyn Monroe Coin Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.135 grams
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 Silver

Mintage: 12,500

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