The crocodile is the closest thing to a living dinosaur that mankind can see today. Crocodile species have evolved very little since age of the dinosaurs and are among the most feared predators in their natural habitats. Australia is home to two different kinds of crocodile species, which now feature on a piedfort silver coin from the Perth Mint. Today, 2019 2 oz Silver Australian Mother & Baby Crocodile Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship inside of protective tubes of 10 or Monster boxes!
- Unique piedfort design from the Perth Mint!
- Mintage limited to 75,000 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse side of the coins is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a mother and baby crocodile.
- Designed by Jennifer McKenna.
The Perth Mint has issued piedfort coins in the past, each one offering a heavy-weight specimen for investors. These 2 oz silver coins are built on the concept of the French word pied-fort, which stands for heavy weight. The coins have the same diameter as standard 1 oz bullion blanks, with a much greater thickness that makes the products heavier.
All 2019 2 oz Silver Australian Mother & Baby Crocodile Coins are available to purchase here today in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The silver coins for sale in this series are available without capsules and are housed inside of tubes of 10 coins. Monster Boxes of 100 coins are also available with a total of 10 tubes.
The reverse of 2019 Australian Mother & Baby Crocodile Coins includes McKenna’s design for the Perth Mint. A young crocodile is on the head of its mother as the two float along the surface of the water. While the mother appears focused and on alert for danger, the young baby is simply enjoying the view.
Australia is home to both freshwater and saltwater species of crocodiles. While the two do have natural habitats that overlap and can be found in some of the same locales, they more commonly stick to their own regions within Queensland. Freshwater crocodiles inhabit inland freshwater lakes and streams, while saltwater crocodiles live in estuaries, rivers, lagoons, and swamps.
On the obverse of 2019 2 oz Silver Australian Mother & Baby Crocodile Coins is the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features here with her neckline and shoulders visible for the first time on Australian coins since 1966. This design is based on Jody Clark’s fifth-generation image for the Royal Mint of England.
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