Sunburnt Country emblazoned on Australian coins

April 15, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)


Dorothea Mackellar’s My Country is one of Australia’s most widely recited and beloved poems. Reflective of the author’s great love of the Australian landscape, the poem has become one of the most recognised and celebrated pieces of Australian poetry ever written.

In tribute to Dorothea’s iconic poem and as homage to the stunning Australian landscapes she evoked, The Perth Mint is delighted to issue four beautifully illustrated silver coins each inscribed with famous lines from My Country.

Dorothea Mackellar (1885 – 1965)

Dorothea Mackellar was born in 1885 at Point Piper, Sydney, the third of four children and only daughter of Doctor Charles Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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