The second coin from this remarkable series features the Thorny Devil Lizard.
The colouring of this distinctive lizard helps to camouflage it from predators, and the sharp spines or thorns which cover the length of its body protect it from any attacks. This fearsome looking creature is a magnificent addition to this popular series celebrating Australia's remarkable reptiles.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Downies from 1oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
Stunning Reverse Design with Colour
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured Thorny Devil in defence mode, bordered by a montage of exotic reptile skin patterns. The design also incorporates the inscription THORNY DEVIL LIZARD.
No more than 5,000 Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles – Thorny Devil Lizard 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be available for sale worldwide.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2014 year-date.
Presentation Case and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a wooden presentation case and custom designed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Australia is teaming with remarkable reptiles. To celebrate this extraordinary class of creatures, a selection of unique specimens is revealed on the Remarkable Reptiles coin series.
The thorny devil lizard is covered in many rows of curved spikes with yellow, orange, brown and white markings. This menacing looking creature can change its colour according to the amount of sunlight and the surrounding environment. This impressive camouflage technique, combined with its distinctive spikes, provides an effective defence against predators.
Previous 2013 release: Frilled Neck Lizard