2023 $1 Creatures of the Deep Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Four Coin Set
Scientists aboard the CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator have explored the deep-sea and ocean abyss, discovering amazing and unique creatures of the deep.
The iconic Tripodfish (Bathypterois grallator) are from the Ipnopidae family, often called spiderfish. They prop themselves high off the seafloor on their stilt-like fins. Like most members of the spiderfish family, tripodfish have very reduced eyes. To feed, they face into the current, extending their elongated pectoral fins forward ‘feeling’ for prey as it drifts by. They filter suspended food particles with their comb-like gill rakers.
It can be lonely on the ocean floor so tripodfish are hermaphrodites – meaning they have both male and female sexual organs so they don’t need to find a mate.
The Royal Australian Mint celebrates these journeys of scientific endeavours and the wondrous creatures they discovered with this 2023 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Four Coin Set.
The reverse of each coin features a depiction of the CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator and deep tow camera exploring the deep ocean. It also features the inscriptions “CREATURES OF THE DEEP” as well as either a ‘C’ Mintmark or ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘B’ privy mark.
Each coins obverse features the effigy of The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial obverse designed by Jody Clark as well as the 2023 year-date and money denomination.
Each four coin set comes in a Creatures of the Deep presentation case. Presentation case is presented inside of blue and green Tripodfish themed packaging.
|Reverse / Obverse Designer||S. Stojanovic / J. Clark|
|Packaging||Coin in a presentation case|
|Packaging Size (L x W x H)||17cm x 0.7cm x 10cm|
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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