Australian bullion from Perth Mint is some of the most respected in the precious metals industry. While coins like the Australian Kookaburra, Australian Koala, and Australian Kangaroo silver coins are standards among many bullion investors, Perth Mint also offers an impressive range of Australian numismatic coins in silver and gold. Among the newest options for collectors is the Australian Brumby, a coin offered in both a BU version and a stunning high-relief version. The latter option has enhanced visual beauty and comes with limited mintages. The newest 2021 Australian Brumby is now available to you at Provident Metals and you can get a sneak peek at its details in this week’s blog.
Australian Brumby Reverse
The reverse field of the 2021 Proof Australian Brumby 2 oz Silver Coin comes with a depiction of one of Australia’s famous feral horses. The image on this field of the coin comes from Perth Mint artist Jennifer McKenna, whose other credits at the Perth Mint include the 2022 Year of the Tiger Silver Coin design. In this design, the wild nature and raw power of the brumby take center stage as the horse rears up on its hind legs while thrusting its head forward. The landscape around the brumby is a wide-open expanse with rock ledges evident in the foreground. Inscriptions on this side read AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY, 2021 2 OZ 9999 SILVER, the P mintmark of Perth Mint, and the JM initials of the designer.
Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
On the obverse face of 2021 Proof Australian Brumby Silver Coins, you will find the sixth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Jody Clark in 2015 for the Royal Mint, this design made its debut on Perth Mint coinage in 2018. The image is the first on Australian coins since 1966 to include the Queen’s shoulders in the portrait, and it comes with a depiction of the Queen wearing earrings, a Victorian necklace, and the George IV State Diadem Crown. Inscriptions on this field include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 2 DOLLARS.
2021 Brumby Details
For the 2021 Proof Australian Brumby 2 oz Silver Coin release, Perth Mint again strikes a high-relief design. High-relief strikes deliver greater visual depth to the background field while enhancing the appearance of the relief on the design strike. Each coin has 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver and the release is limited to just 1,000 silver coins in total. Each one comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and beautiful packaging. That packaging includes a classic Perth Mint black presentation case with a clear lid, as well as an illustrated shipper with breathtaking artwork depicting the silhouette of a brumby running wild in the Australian wilderness.
History of the Wild Brumby Horses
The first horses were brought to Australia with the Royal Navy First Fleet in 1788. These early horses were imported for farm and utility work as England established a penal colony on the continent. Over the next three decades, horse racing and recreational riding became more popular and various thoroughbreds were imported to Australia as well. Over the course of time, horses escaped from farms and ranches or were even let loose and abandoned. These breeds of horses eventually became feral, a term referring to horses that live in the wild but come from domesticated stock.
As for the term brumby, it is a generalized word used to refer to Australia’s packs of feral horses. Some have suggested this word comes from an Australian aboriginal word baroomby that stands for “wild” in the language of several indigenous tribes.
Collect a New Australian Numismatic Series
With a limited mintage, the new 2021 High Relief Australian Brumby Coin isn’t going to last long. If you have any questions, Provident Metals is here to help. Please call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email. Remember to read our weekly blog posts for more insight on new and upcoming series, and follow us on Facebook for daily and weekly posts.