2012 Discover Australia – Whale Shark 1/2oz, 1/10oz,1/25oz Gold Proof Coins

  • 2012 Discover Australia – Whale Shark 1/2oz, 1/10oz,1/25oz Gold Proof Coins
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/25oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/25oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/25oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/2oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/2oz Gold Proof Coin
  • 2012 Discover Australia 1/25oz Gold Set
  • 2012 Discover Australia 1/10oz Gold Set
  • 2012 Discover Australia 1/10oz Gold Set
  • 2012 Discover Australia 1/2oz Gold Set
  • 2012 Discover Australia 1/2oz Gold Set

Buy the 2012 Discover Australia – Whale Shark Gold Proof Coins at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Whale Shark Design
  • Australian Legal Tender 
  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
  • Extremely Limited Mintage
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging
  • New One Year Series

Each size coin is also available in a five-coin set.

Also available in this series - Green & Gold Bell Frog, Kookaburra, Goanna, Red Kangaroo

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Select Product Item Price Quantity Favourites
2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/25oz Gold Proof Coin 1217IEAA AUS $ 122.73
US$ 97.65
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2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin 1217GEAA AUS $ 268.18
US$ 213.37
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2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark 1/2oz Gold Proof Coin 1217EEAA AUS $ 1,222.73
US$ 972.85
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2012 Discover Australia 1/25oz Gold Set 1217IZAA AUS $ 568.18
US$ 452.07
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2012 Discover Australia 1/10oz Gold Set 1217GZAA AUS $ 1,340.91
US$ 1,066.88
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2012 Discover Australia 1/2oz Gold Set 1217EZAA AUS $ 6,113.64
US$ 4,864.26
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Product Information

 

The Whale Shark is the world’s largest fish, yet despite its formidable size is considered harmless.  Found in coastal waters and the lagoons of coral atolls and reefs of Australia, the upper body of the Whale Shark is blue-grey to brown in colour, with light spots.  Boasting some 3,000 tiny teeth, the Whale Shark is a filter feeder, sieving food through its gills.  This majestic creature was not discovered until 1828, although the species is millions of years old.

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

These 2012 coins are struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz, 1/10oz and 1/25oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.

Whale Shark Design

The coin's reverse depicts a Whale Shark swimming through the ocean and the inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and WHALE SHARK.  The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2012 year-date are also included in the design.

Australian Legal Tender

The coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Obverse

Each coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 1/2oz gold coins, 1,000 1/10oz gold coins and 2,500 1/25oz gold coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.

Technical Specifications

1/2oz 1/10oz 1/25oz
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1/2 1/10 1/25
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 50 15 5
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.554 3.111 1.244
Maximum Diameter (mm) 25.60 16.60 14.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.40 1.50 1.40
The Perth Mint is proud to announce the new releases in the epic Discover Australia coin program depicting aspects of Australian wildlife and landscape. These iconic coins represent the pinnacle of artistry and craftsmanship.