The First Fleet 1788

Australia 2008 - $1 - The First Fleet 1788 - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver coins are dedicated to arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.

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Country Australia
Year 2008
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

The founding of modern Australia dates from 1788 with the arrival of the First Fleet from Britain. Carrying more than 1,300 colonists, 11 ships entered Botany Bay between 18 and 20 January.
Finding the area unsuitable for permanent settlement, Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet, moved the colonists north to Port Jackson, anchoring at Sydney Cove on 26 January.
This coin, which marks the 220th anniversary of the First Fleet.

Reverse Design

The coin's reverse portrays a coloured image of Governor Arthur Phillip and an outline of the Australian continent, often referred to as New Holland at that time.

Obverse Design

Issued as Australian legal tender, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2008 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.


The First Fleet 1788 coin is housed in a contemporary display case and illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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