Mother of Pearl graces limited silver coin

August 14, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog


Mother of pearl is a hard, smooth, shining iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of the shells of certain molluscs, such as the  oyster and abalone. It displays a mix of colours, ranging from deep cobalt blue and peacock green, to hues of purple, cream and pink.

Also known as nacre, mother of pearl is highly sought after as decorative pieces and used in the manufacture of jewellery, buttons,      cutlery, guns, inlays in furniture, musical instruments – and now a limited Australian legal tender silver coin!

Australia’s mother of pearl industry

Australia’s commercial pearling industry began long before European settlement. Coastal dwelling… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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