2022 Australia’s Most Dangerous – Great White Shark 1oz .999 Coloured Silver Proof Coin
Built for speed, this supreme apex predator is perfectly adapted to its environment, with a large torpedo shaped body and powerful tail. The Great White (Carcharodon carcharias) can grow to six metres and live as long as 70 years. The call “shark” sends swimmings scurrying from the surf like nothing else. Of the many dangerous sea creatures, none is more majestic and lethal than the Great White.
The novel, Jaws by Peter Benchley, and the 1975 movie, cemented the Great White’s man-eater reputation. The Great White is responsible for more attacks on people than any other species of shark. Ten shark related fatalities were reported worldwide, six in Australian waters in 2020, an unusually deadly year.
Despite this negative attention, as a top predator, these sharks play a key role in keeping our oceans healthy, their preferred diet consists of fish, whales, turtles and seals. Great Whites are listed as vulnerable and are protected in Australian waters, with numbers declining – which could be linked to increased shark fishing.
This is the second release in the Australia’s Most Dangerous silver coloured proof series of coins.
Each coin is struck by the Royal Australian Mint from from 1oz of 99.9% fine silver and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Royal Australian Mint will release no more than 1,000 of the 2022 Australia’s Most Dangerous – Great White Shark 1oz .999 Coloured Silver Proof Coin.
The reverse of the coin features a Great White Shark leaping from the ocean with jaws open and ferocious teeth on display surrounded the splash of blue. The reverse also features the inscription “GREAT WHITE SHARK” as well as the coin’s weight and fineness.
The coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark, the monetary denomination and the 2022 year-date.
Each coin is presented in a capsule inside of a black display box, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
|Silver Content (ozt)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||5.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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