The sixth coin from the popular Australian Map Shaped Coin Series features the ferocious Saltwater Crocodile, one of Australia’s most formidable reptiles.
99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Innovative Australian Map Shaped Coin Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a saltwater crocodile against the background of wild wetlands at sunset. The inscription SALTWATER CROCODILE also appears in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark and the 2014 year-date. The coin is innovatively struck in the shape of Australia.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 6,000 of the Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Saltwater Crocodile 2014 1oz Silver Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a custom-designed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is the largest reptile in the world in terms of body mass, and is found in suitable habitats from northern Australia through Southeast Asia to the eastern coast of India.
The Saltwater Crocodile is an extremely formidable and opportunistic predator capable of killing almost any animal that enters its territory, propelling itself through the water with surprising speed. Their sheer enormity makes them the most dangerous of all crocodiles to humans.
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