Thursday, November 5, 2009

Australia mints coin commemorating Houdini’s first flight

Here’s a fantastic Houdini collectible. Australia is minting a limited supply of dollar coins commemorating Houdini’s first flight on that continent on March 18, 1910.

This commemorative coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The coin’s reverse depicts Houdini’s French-designed Voisin bi-plane in color along with the inscription ‘DIGGERS REST MARCH 18th 1910’ and ‘AUSTRALIAN CENTENARY of Flight’. The coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its reverse.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these coins. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and is housed in a presentation case and illustrated shipper.

To order visit the Perth Mint website.

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