The Royal Australian Mint has recently announced a colored holographic silver proof coin depicting the Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks. The coin will also incorporate a special symbol to be unveiled at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of the fireworks over the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The color of the hologram will change to show the bursts of light as they appear during the fireworks display. A special symbol, which will be unveiled at midnight, will be color printed onto the bridge in place of the question mark. The theme for the symbol is “Shine”, celebrating Sydney as the city where the sun, the water, and the people shine.
The obverse design will feature the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the monetary denomination and “2014” date.
Each coin is struck in 1 troy ounce of .999 silver in proof quality. A maximum mintage of 15,000 pieces is established.
This coin will represent the first in a ten year series to be released on January 1st of each year.
The Royal Australian Mint is currently accepting pre-orders for the coin here, although the coins will not be dispatched until after January 6, 2014.