The Perth Mint of Western Australia debuted a design in 2014 honoring one of the deadliest predators from the Australian continent. This just happens to also be one of the largest predators on the continent. The saltwater crocodile first appeared on 1 oz silver coins and is also available on 1/2 oz silver coins from the mint. Right now, you can buy the 2017 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1/2 oz Silver Coin online at Provident Metals.
With your purchase of a 2017 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1/2 oz Silver Coins in this product listing at Provident Metals, you receive a coin with an individual protective plastic flip. Each one of these coins is available in new condition.
On the obverse side of 2017 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1/2 oz Silver Coins is a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth-generation portrait of the Queen to feature on Australian denominations. It was created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and has featured on both Australian and Commonwealth denominations since 1999. The bust of the Queen shows her head only from the neck up with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head.
The reverse face of the 2017 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the powerful saltwater croc. Male saltwater crocodiles can grow to lengths of 20 feet in total from nose to tail and weigh as much as 2,370 lbs. This crocodile is warning anyone or anything nearby to keep its distance. Crocodiles will display aggression by opening their mouths to expose their teeth and even emit a hiss when someone or something strays too close to their territory.
The crocodile species is believed to have evolved during the Late Miocene period on planet Earth between 25 million and 19 million years ago. Over the course of time, the saltwater crocodile evolved separately of its cousins the Nile crocodile and the Siamese crocodile.
These coins are produced by the Perth Mint of Western Australia. Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint was intended to be a third and final mint in the Royal Mint of England system on the continent. Today, it is owned by the state government of Western Australia and is the only operating mint aside from the Royal Australian Mint on the continent.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||.5 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|