Polar Babies - Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Recent Release

  • Polar Babies - Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Polar Babies - Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Polar Babies - Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Buy the Polar Babies – Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Final Release in Five-Coin Series
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
  • Colour Design
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate
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Polar Babies - Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin 17A14EAA AUS $ 59.09
US$ 45.20

Product Information

 

This is the final coin in the Polar Babies series and features the adorable sea otter.

Sea otters give birth in the water and pups stay with their mothers for the first eight months of their lives, learning to swim when they are about four weeks old. They are one of the few mammals other than primates that are known to use tools to eat, using small rocks and other similar objects to hammer open shellfish.

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver

Each coin is struck from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.

Sea Otter Colour Design

The coin’s reverse features a sea otter pup sitting on the ice. The inscription SEA OTTER, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Each coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date and the monetary denomination on its obverse.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Polar Babies – Sea Otter 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.

Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

The set is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case with a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.5
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 0.5
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.553 
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.10 
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Designer Natasha Muhl

The Polar Babies series features five 1/2oz silver proof coins struck from 99.99% pure silver. The series comprises a polar bear, emperor penguin, harp seal, sea otter and an arctic fox coin.

Previous releases: Emperor Penguin, Arctic Fox, Polar Bear and Harp Seal.

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