Dorothea Mackellar’s My Country is one of Australia’s most widely recited and beloved poems. Reflective of the author’s affection for the Australian landscape, the second stanza is one of the most recognised and celebrated pieces of Australian poetry ever written.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
[Mackellar, Dorothea 1907 – 1908, My Country (Ref: A1605001).
State Library of NSW.]
Special Low Price Offer for a Limited Time
In tribute to Dorothea’s iconic poem, The Perth Mint has issued four beautifully illustrated silver coins each inscribed with famous lines from My Country.
Time is now running out to acquire these highly original releases, which must be withdrawn from sale by 29 November 2016 under the conditions of our licensing agreement with the Dorothea Mackellar Estate.
To encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the coins individually, or as part of a special four-coin ‘bundle’, The Perth Mint is delighted to announce the following discounts are available while stocks last, or until the date of withdrawal.
- Sunburnt Country individual coins – just $88.40 each (RRP $104.00)
- Sunburnt Country Four-Coin Bundle* – just $291.20 (RRP $416.00)
Subject to a maximum mintage of just 5,000, each rectangle-shaped coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and issued as Australian legal tender. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is housed in a clear latex display case with a black frame, and a beautifully illustrated shipper.
[*Purchasers of the Four-Coin Bundle receive four coins in individual packaging accompanied by four numbered Certificates of Authenticity (numbers do not correspond).]
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