The Perth Mint’s Australian Megafauna series celebrates a massive marsupial that roamed the Outback during the Pleistocene period (2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago).
Composed of .999 pure silver, this 2013 1 oz Silver Procoptodon has been graded PF69 by the NGC — making it the perfect addition to any collector’s portfolio.
The reverse of each coin features a mother procoptodon with a joey in her pouch, situated in front of a colorized, natural background. PROCOPTODON is inscribed near the top rim.
The obverse features Ian-Rank Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the coin’s year and denomination.
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About the Procoptodon
Standing 6.6 feet tall and weighing more than 500 pounds, the procoptodon had a flat face compared to its modern marsupial-counterparts, with eyes facing forward rather than at the sides of its head.
Both of the procoptodon’s feet had one large toe — like a horse’s hoof — and its front paws were equipped with two long claws used to grab branches. It is believed the massive creature primarily ate grass and leaves.
PF69 on the Sheldon Grading Scale
Invented by American psychologist and numismatist William Herbert Sheldon, Jr (1898-1977), the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale is a 70-point system used to determine the quality of a coin. Reputable grading organizations — including the NGC — use the Sheldon Scale to assess a coin’s condition.
PF69 denotes a proof coin that is in nearly perfect condition. It has maintained its original luster, and there are no more than two flaws visible using magnification. The coin has a sharp strike with no scuffs or hairlines, and it has a nearly flawless appearance.
About the NGC
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation made its debut in 1987, as the need for standardized coin grading grew increasingly important. Since that time, the Florida-based organization has worked tirelessly to elevate coin grading standards across the globe.
The third-party grading service is the largest in the world, and it has assessed more than 27 million coins since its inception. As the official coin grading service of the American Numismatic Association, the NGC encapsulates each certified coin in a sonically-sealed holder made of inert materials, protecting each one for future generations.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 after gold was discovered in local Australian deposits. The newly-established mint struck gold and silver sovereigns until Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931.
The mint remained under British ownership until July of 1970, when it ceded to the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint produces nearly all of the nation’s legal tender bullion coins in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Certificate of Authenticity||NGC|
|Product Series||Perth Australian Megafauna|