The humpback whale is one of the largest animals on Earth today, and fortunately for its body, it doesn’t have to walk on land. The humpback whale resides in both polar waters and tropical waters around the globe with an estimated population around 80,000. Humpback whales are the latest creatures to showcase on platinum coins from the Perth Mint. Today, 2019 1/3 oz Platinum Australian Humpback Whale Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship inside of protective acrylic tubes!
- Mintage limited to 25,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Third Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- The face value of $30 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse side is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse side depicts a pair of humpback whales.
- Designs from Neil Hollis.
- Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark.
Humpback whales average 39 to 52 feet in length and can weigh as much as 30 metric tons. Though massive in their own right, the humpback whale is actually much smaller than the world’s largest animal. Blue whales can weigh an average of 150 metric tons, dwarfing the weight of the average humpback.
All 2019 1/3 oz Platinum Australian Humpback Whale coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed inside of protective acrylic tubes and come with “P” mint marks on the reverse side from the Perth Mint.
On the reverse of 2019 1/3 oz Platinum Humpback Whale Coins is the image of a mother and her calf just below the surface of the ocean as they swim. Engravings around the design field include “2019 Humpback Whale” and “Australian Antarctic Territory.”
The humpback whale travels more than 16,000 miles each year as it traverses the globe from its feeding grounds in the polar regions to its breeding and birthing grounds in tropical and subtropical climates. The diet of a humpback whale consists largely of krill and small fish. When the whales leave polar waters, they fast and live off their fat reserves during the birthing season.
For the obverse of 2019 1/3 oz Platinum Australian Humpback Whale, the Perth Mint introduces its new sixth design of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted here in a right-profile portrait based on Jody Clark’s fifth-generation design for British coins. The image is the first on an Australian coin since the 1960s to show the Queen’s neckline and shoulders.
The Perth Mint was founded in Western Australia in 1899 as the third and final Royal Mint location on the continent. The Perth Mint is the only one of those three still in operation and is owned by the state government of Western Australia.
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