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Lock down your 2014 1 oz Proof Silver Thylacoleo NGC PF69 coins from Provident Metals!
The Thylacoleo is the 4th coin in the 5 coin, Perth Mint Australian Megafauna series. With a worldwide mintage of just 6,500 coins and very few of that number certified, this coin sets up to be a great piece for years to come.
Each of these 2014 Thylacoleo proof silver coins has been graded PF69 by NGC. Great background color and selectively polished devices make this coin POP!
This product includes original mint packaging and certificate of authenticity.
Explore the wonders of the ancient past with the Perth Mint’s 2014 Thylacoleo 1 oz Silver Proof coin, the fourth release in the Australian Megafauna series.
Composed of .999 pure silver, each proof coin has been graded PF69 by the NGC — making it the perfect addition to any portfolio.
The reverse features a pair of Thylacoleo — the largest marsupial carnivore of its time — set against a colorized background. A fuzzy cub peers over the back of it’s long-tailed mother as she climbs a dark-brown branch. The coin is inscribed with THYLACOLEO and 1 OZ 999 SILVER, along with the Perth mintmark, P.
The obverse features Ian-Rank Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the coin’s year and denomination.
This NGC-PF69 certified Silver Thylacoleo joins a pantheon of amazing species from Australia’s prehistoric past. Add this incredible coin to your collection when you order from Provident Metals today.
About the Thylacoleo
The Thylacoleo is unlike any creature living today, and it is widely considered the most specialized mammalian carnivore of all time. Its forelimbs were amazingly strong, allowing it to carry prey up into a tree — which it caught with semi-opposable thumbs, large claws and massive shearing teeth.
The Thylacoleo had an incredibly muscular tail, with specialized bones that allowed it to rock onto its hindquarters in order to slash and grasp animals like the giant kangaroo and hippopotamus wombat.
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.
|Composition||.999 Fine Silver|
|Silver Content||1 troy oz|
|Coin Series||Perth Australian Megafauna|