The final release in this popular series features an outstanding portrayal of the Manta Ray.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
Magnificent Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a Manta Ray in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – MANTA RAY.
Limited Mintage – 10,000
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year date.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a display case with a vividly coloured coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene.
Five new inhabitants of Australia’s underwater wonder world are featured on Australian Sea Life II – The Reef series.
The magnificent Manta Ray is one of the largest marine species on the Great Barrier Reef. This graceful creature can grow to 5 metres in width and weigh several hundred kilograms. Manta Rays feed on plankton and fish larvae, filtered from the water passing through their gills as they swim. This fish displays curiosity around humans and swims among divers, as unlike the Sting Ray, they are harmless.
Previous Releases: Hawksbill Turtle, Starfish, Surgeonfish, Octopus