Monday, September 14, 2009

Sport Car Coin- Lamborghini Countach

The Perth Mint had been issuing some Sports car coins series to celebrates legendary sports car in 2009. Most of the coins already sold out because of the low mintage of the coin. One of the legendary sports car coin that been released is The Lamborghini Countach. In 2004, Sports Car International named this car number three on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s, and it was listed as number ten on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s. This coin already sold out and sold at Ringgit Malaysia 241.69.

The Lamborghini Countach was a mid-engined sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini from 1974 to 1989. Its design both pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look popular in many high performance sports cars. The "cabin-forward" design concept, which pushes the passenger compartment forward in order to accommodate a larger engine, was also popularized by the Countach.

The word countach (pronounced [kunˈtɑʃ ]) is an exclamation of astonishment in the local Piedmontese language — generally used by men on seeing an extremely beautiful woman. The term is often considered the equivalent of an excited obscenity in English. It can also be considered the verbal equivalent of a wolf-whistle. Most previous Lamborghini car names were associated with bulls and bullfighting.

This stunning coin celebrates one of the world’s classic sports cars–the Lamborghini Countach. It is minted by Perth Mint and come with Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver. Each coin is housed in a silver presentation case and customised box shipper. No more than 3,000 of these coins will be released individually out of a total mintage of 5,000. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin. This coin also issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. Tuvalu ( /tuːˈvɑːluː/ or /ˈtuːvəluː/), formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia.

Reverse: The coin’s coloured reverse portrays Lamborghini’s wedge-shaped Countach, which dominated the super car sector from the mid-70s until 1990.

Obverse: Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2006 year-date on its obverse.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Source: wikipedia, Perth Mint.