Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Australian Sea Life II "The Reef" Surgeonfish 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Issue

The colourful Surgeonfish is found along the coast of Western Australia and throughout the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland to northern New South Wales. The most distinguishing characteristics of this marine species are its amazing ability to change colour and its extremely sharp scutes and fins – hence the name – Surgeonfish.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a Surgeonfish in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – SURGEONFISH.

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, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Limited Mintage

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

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a display case with an illustrated coral reef shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superb underwater scene.

•Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
•Coloured Reverse Design
•Australian Legal Tender
•Limited Mintage – 10,000
•Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
•Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging

Technical Specifications
Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.5
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.591
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30
Designer: Wade Robinson