The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is the largest reptile in the world in terms of body mass, and is found in suitable habitats from northern Australia through Southeast Asia to the eastern coast of India. Their sheer enormity makes them the most dangerous of all crocodiles to humans.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin's reverse depicts a saltwater crocodile with its jaws open, exposing its sharp teeth. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN SALTWATER CROCODILE, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2015 year-date. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The coin is housed in a grey display case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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