2013 Bicentenary of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains Ten Dollar Silver Proof Coin
In May 1813, Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth set off on the first successful European crossing of the Blue Mountains. Tracing what is now the Great Western Highway route between Glenbrook and Mount Victoria, the explorers reached Mount York before descending into the Kanimbla (now Hartley) Valley and then ascending Mount Blaxland, arriving back at the colony a month later in June.
By traversing the mountain range, these pioneers not only secured the agricultural future of the colony, they opened up a stunningly picturesque region.
This coin is presented in a capsule and housed in a presentation case with a numbered certificate.
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The Royal Australian Mint