Phar Lap Birth of a Legend 90th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin

Australian Horse Racing Golden Coin

Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold Five Crown Coin honours the 90th Anniversary of the legend of Australian Racing. Only 599 will be minted.

Measures approximately 65mm in diameter and110gm in weight
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Product Number:
403-CO135.01

It’s hard to imagine today the deprivation suffered by those who lived in through the Great Depression. The economic devastation tore lives apart. In the uncertainty of those dark days, tales of those who succeeded gave hope to those struggling. In Australia and New Zealand, one winner stood out above all others: Phar Lap. For but a few short years, his victories raised spirits of both nations. With each new win, a sustaining sense of excitement prevailed which gave people hope. For this alone, Phar Lap was more than a race horse. He was a national hero. 90 years after Phar Lap’s first historic win, I invite you to share what the men and women of 1929 experienced in a new Proof coin celebrating the “Red Terror.” Come trackside at Rosehill race course as the Maiden Juvenile Handicap is about to be run and Phar Lap’s entry into history shines in the gleam of pure, layered 24-carat gold.

Pure exhilaration. That’s the emotion experienced when watching a winner charge past the post. Factor in Phar Lap and the hopes of two nations and the scene takes on an intensely dramatic new meaning. The full colour depiction of Jack Baker’s ride is vibrant and compelling, thanks to the masterful rendering by The Commonwealth Mint. Phar Lap, known as the “Red Terror”, lives up to his name, with nostrils flaring and muscle and sinew straining to win. As race callers and newspapers announced the newly-crowned winner, so this magnificent example of the minter’s art recalls the first major win of a stellar career. The lasting impact of that first race, as captured in this Proof coin, remains one of the single greatest moments of any sport, in any age. As the Depression began later that year, heroes like Phar Lap cut through the darkness like the gift of life. From this historic triumph, a story begins that still inspires and thrill us to this day.

Impressive is the only way to describe this coin. At 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams, coins of such proportions are struck to mark occasions of great importance. Minted to Proof standards, the highest possible quality, it is entirely layered with pure 24-carat gold and accented with a 90th anniversary privy mark cast in valuable rhodium-platinum, creating a coin that is simply without parallel. The technical complexities of striking at such a large diameter ensures that the worldwide mintage has been set remarkably low, at just 599. This means that each one of these limited edition coins has a rarity value in addition to its collectability, which would usually push the release price too high for most people. Strong demand is expect so don’t delay, order yours now!

Features

This Phar Lap Birth of a Legend 90th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Relive 90 years of excitement with the Phar Lap Birth of a Legend 90th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: 90th Anniversary of Par Lap
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold.
  • LIMITED RELEASE: Worldwide mintage limited to just 599
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Features a rhodium-platinum privy mark
  • QUALITY: Proof, highest quality possible struck especially for the collector
  • AUTHENTICATION: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
  • SIZE: Measures approximately 65mm in diameter and110gm in weight
Features

This Phar Lap Birth of a Legend 90th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Relive 90 years of excitement with the Phar Lap Birth of a Legend 90th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: 90th Anniversary of Par Lap
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold.
  • LIMITED RELEASE: Worldwide mintage limited to just 599
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Features a rhodium-platinum privy mark
  • QUALITY: Proof, highest quality possible struck especially for the collector
  • AUTHENTICATION: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
  • SIZE: Measures approximately 65mm in diameter and110gm in weight