Following the success of their many previous wildlife themed coins, the Perth Mint of Australia released a special edition 2014 Silver Saltwater Crocodile coin in honor of the continent’s fiercest reptile, the crocodile. Each silver coin weighs 1 troy oz and has an impressive purity of 99.9%. It carries a legal tender value of $1 AUD. All coins featured on this listing have been carefully evaluated by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and designated as having a grade of MS69.
On the coin’s obverse design is the eponymous Saltwater Crocodile. This vicious predator is displayed in a menacing pose as it bears its teeth in preparation for an attack. From the texture of its thick hide to the dynamic angle of its powerful tail, artist Natasha Muhi has spared no detail in depicting this intimidating creature. Printed along the front’s border is the phrase “Australian Saltwater Crocodile” followed by the coin’s mintage year, weight and purity.
While the coin’s front artwork may invoke a sense of fear, the reverse side of the coin instills a sense of calmness with an effigy of Elizabeth II. This uncanny portrait, which pays tribute to Australia’s status as a British Commonwealth, depicts the benevolent monarch in profile with a reassuring expression upon her face. She is attired in her trademark diadem. Encircling the ruler’s portrait is a ring of text, which includes the Queen’s title, the coin’s denomination and its country of origin.
With its captivating artwork and impressive composition, this 2014 Silver Australian Saltwater Crocodile NGC MS 69 Coin is suitable for both collectors or the eclectic investor. If you wish to learn more about these coins or have any questions before placing your order, please call Silver.com at 888-989-7223. A customer representative may also be reached through the website live chat and online submission forms. If you would like to view similar coins, make sure you check out our Silver Australian Perth Mint Coins section.