Sunday, June 26, 2011

AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II - THE REEF - HAWKSBILL TURTLE 2011 1/2 OZ SILVER PROOF COIN Perth Mint

AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II - THE REEF - HAWKSBILL TURTLE 2011 1/2OZ SILVER PROOF COIN

This solitary sea turtle can be found in the coral reefs of northern Australia. Listed as endangered, the Hawksbill Turtle matures at thirty years of age and has a lifespan of up to fifty years. An adult Hawksbill can grow up to 1 metre in length.


Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a Hawksbill Turtle in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF and HAWKSBILL TURTLE.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a display case with a stunningly illustrated coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene.

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