Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Marilyn Monroe™ 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin - Perth Mint Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Marilyn Monroe Reverse Design
  • ‘P’ Mintmark
  • Limited Mintage – 12,500
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Marilyn Monroe is the subject of this special silver commemorative, which is sure to captivate her many fans.
Monroe (1926 – 1962) was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker.  She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty. 

Considered the epitome of the ‘blond bombshell’, Monroe began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946.  Her early film appearances were minor, but by 1959, she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics.  In her relatively short career, she won both a BAFTA award (1957) and a Golden Globe award (1959).

Monroe’s film career and troubled life have been well documented and controversy still surrounds her untimely passing in 1962.  What is certain however, is that Monroe remains a ‘megawatt’ of the silver screen.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

Marilyn Monroe Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a photographic image of Marilyn Monroe set against a background of film and stars.  The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and a representation of Marilyn’s signature.

Issued as Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 12,500 of these coins.

Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a classic presentation display case, with a delightfully illustrated themed shipper.