Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet and one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Stretching 344,000 square kilometres along the coast of Queensland in the country’s north east, it attracts more than 1.6 million visitors annually who swim, snorkel, dive and sail on the thriving masterpiece.
Featuring a stunning array of coral in bright and beautiful colours and a breathtaking variety of marine creatures, from microscopic plankton to whales weighing more than 100 tonnes, the reef offers some of the most spectacular maritime scenery on Earth.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz 99.99% pure gold in proof quality,, this coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of the 1/4oz gold proof coins.
The gold coin’s reverse depicts a green sea turtle swimming among coral. The inscriptions THE LAND DOWN UNDER and GREAT BARRIER REEF also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the weight and fineness of the coin. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2014 year-date.
Each coin is housed in a unique Australian map-shaped latex case with a stylised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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