Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

  • Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Buy the Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 10,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
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Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin 12Q81AAA AUS $ 45.45
US$ 36.39
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Product Information

 

The fourth release in this stunning series features an outstanding portrayal of an octopus.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.

Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an octopus in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.  Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – OCTOPUS.

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.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.

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 illustrated coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1/2
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.591
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30 
Designer Wade Robinson

Five new inhabitants of Australia’s underwater wonder world are featured on Australian Sea Life II – The Reef series.

The octopus can be found all around the coast of Australia. This marine species has two eyes, four pairs of arms and unusually, three hearts; it has no internal or external skeleton, allowing it to squeeze through tight places.  The octopus is among the most intelligent of all invertebrates and if threatened will hide, flee, expel ink, or use color-changing camouflage. 
They have a short life span of between six months and five years, depending on the species.

Previous Releases: Hawksbill Turtle, Starfish, Surgeonfish

Forthcoming Release: Manta Ray

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