2004 150th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade Silver Locket Proof Coin. In 1854, miners in Ballarat, Victoria, rebelled against zealous officaldom and the lack of political representation on the goldfields. They constructed a defensive fortification-the Eureka stockade-where they hoisted their rebel flag, a blue background featuring five stars connected by a white cross. Public indignation at the deaths and injuries inflicted by troopes during the uprising contributed to the introduction of reforms, interpreted by many as one of the greatest victories for equity and fairness in Australia's history. Issued by the Perth Mint this coin is struck from Fine Silver in proof quality and incorporates a central locket containing a selection of small gold nuggets. Certificate of Authenticity is included with this coin numbered 1531. No more than 12,500 of these special locket coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.