Dame Nellie Melba (1861 - 1931)

Australia 2011 - $1 - Dame Nellie Melba (1861 - 1931) - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to Dame Nellie Melba.

Only A Few Left
Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Australia
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

This outstanding release celebrates the life of famed Australian diva, Dame Nellie Melba. Dame Nellie Melba was an opera soprano who became one of the most famous vocalists of her age. She was Australia’s first international singing star and was among the first international artists to perform in radio broadcasts.

Reverse Design

The coin's reverse depicts a coloured portrait of Dame Nellie Melba and includes the rhododendron flower, her personal emblem, and musical notes. The inscription DAME NELLIE MELBA 1861 – 1931 and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark are also featured in the design.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.


The Dame Nellie Melba (1861 - 1931) silver coin is housed in a classic display case in a beautifully designed illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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