2020 Inside Australia’s Most Dangerous – Saltwater Crocodile 1oz .999 Silver Proof Coin
The deadly Australian Saltwater Crocodile is captured in a new and intricate form on this 2020 $5 silver proof coin. The delicate details of the crocodile’s skeletal system reveals the strength and beauty of this remarkable animal.
The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the Estuarine Crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles. Identified by their broad snouts, powerful jaws and heavily armoured bodies, they can be found throughout tropical regions of Asia and the Pacific. Saltwater Crocodiles are capable of travelling long distances and have been spotted at sea, far from land. They are large creatures, with adult males generally around 4 – 5 metres in length, although some specimens up to 6 metres have been recorded.
Saltwater Crocodiles will eat any creature that they are able to catch and with their predatory nature, large specimens can be a danger to humans. Although they are a top predator, Saltwater Crocodiles have been protected as a vulnerable species since the 1970s.
- Coin’s reverse features the skeletal Saltwater Crocodile hunting its prey
- Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark
- Presented in a display case alongside a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Australian legal tender
- Limited mintage of 5,000
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||5.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Baggio|
|Packaging||Coin in case with certificate of authenticity|
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