Gold and Silver Coins Celebrate Charlie Chaplin

February 9, 2014 in Australian Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

February 7, 2014 By Michael Zielinski. (

The Perth Mint of Australia has released limited mintage gold and silver coins which celebrate British actor and filmmaker Sir Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin KBE. The release of the coins this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s first film appearance, the 100th anniversary of the screen debut of The Tramp, and the 125th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

The proof quality 99.9% pure silver coin features a lenticular design to depict Chaplin’s character The Tramp. Through the use of lenticular lenses, the character appears walking jauntily as depicted in the closing scenes of the 1928 silent movie The Circus. The image is bordered by the inscription “Charlie Chaplin” with the precious metal weight and purity “1 oz 999 Silver” also present.

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