According to tradition, when soldier and pastoralist James Brumby was transferred from Sydney to Van Diemen’s Land in 1801, he was forced to release several horses into the bush. Known as Brumby’s horses and later as ‘brumbies’, the word came to mean wild horses.


  • 99.99 pure gold
  • Proof finish
  • Australian legal tender
  • Extremely limited mintage - 250
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautifully illustrated presentation


  • Item Code                23N07AAA
  • Barcode                    9327025050553
  • Maximum Mintage 250
  • Release Date           13 June 2023

Mobs of brumbies that most famously roam the Australian Alps today are descended from lost, abandoned or escaped horses that in many cases belonged to early British settlers like Brumby.

Wild, independent, and successfully inhabiting an unforgiving environment, the brumby has become a national icon seen by many as symbolic of our national character.

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin has a maximum mintage of 250 and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965


The coin’s reverse design portrays a spirited brumby with a raised hoof. The horse is standing beside a tree that is shedding its bark – a regular occurrence in the lifecycle of many Australian eucalypts. As well as fallen branches among strappy leafed native flora, the design includes the inscription ‘AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight, fineness, and 2023 year-date.

The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, and the coin’s denomination.


The coin is housed in a classic display case with a black lid. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Gold Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.95
Maximum Mintage  250
Designer Jennifer McKenna


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