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50th Anniversary 1oz silver proof coin

SKU #17121009

50th Anniversary 1oz silver proof coin

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the Planet of the Apes 50th Anniversary 1oz silver proof coin is limited to no more than 5,000.
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Released in 1968, Planet of the Apes is a ground-breaking movie which, in the tradition of great science fiction, reflects conflicts and questions in our own society.

The film tells the story of an astronaut crew which crash-lands on a dystopian planet in the year 3978, about two millennia after their departure on a near light-speed voyage. In a desolate landscape, the surviving crew members, led by Taylor (played by the late Hollywood star Charlton Heston), discover a society in which apes are the dominant species with human-like intelligence and speech. Organised in a strict caste system, the apes treat humans like vermin who are hunted to be killed, enslaved or used for experiments.

A critical and commercial success, the film won an Oscar for outstanding makeup.

Planet of the Apes TM and © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Coin details
The coloured coin’s reverse features the face of an ape that appears on the original movie poster with a depiction of the adobe-like structures of the arid Ape City in the foreground.

Each coin is presented in a clear acrylic case, allowing both sides of the coin to be displayed, and is packaged within a themed shipper. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 2 February 2018
  • Metal: 99.99% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: (TVD) $1
  • Mintage: 5,000
  • Minimum weight: 31.107g
  • Maximum diameter: 40.6mm
  • Maximum thickness: 3.21mm
  • Designer: Ing Ing Jong