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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Great White Shark - Silver Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Great White Shark

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace set on a gridlike globe background.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2021
1 DOLLAR
JC

Designer: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A Great White Shark with mouth open wide, teeth on full display, leaping and splashing out of the water.

Lettering:
1 oz .999 SILVER
GREAT
WHITE
SHARK

Edge

Reeded

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Great White Shark - Silver Bullion Coin) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Fine Silver Coin was released by the RAM in a capsule, it is part of a stunning gold and silver investment coin series. Limited to a mintage of 25,000 coins.

A fearsome Great White Shark powerfully propels itself from the water on the reverse of this magnificent silver investment coin. Complete with brilliant uncirculated finish and limited mintage, this coin is ideal for investors, collectors and those in awe of the Great White Shark’s beauty and strength.

The Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) is one of Australia’s most feared creatures, yet relatively little is known about them because of their elusive behaviour. Immortalised in cult classic, Jaws, the Great White Shark is the world’s largest known predatory fish and can grow up to six metres long. With up to 300 teeth across several rows and that replace themselves over the sharks lifespan, the Great White Shark tears its food into chunks before swallowing the pieces whole.

This apex predator is named after its white belly and features a grey upper body. Cruising at about 40 kilometres an hour, the Great White can propel itself up to 56 kilometres an hour in short bursts, such as when attacking its prey. They have been known to jump out of the water, breaching like a whale. While the predator has been found along Australia’s east, south and west coastlines, human interactions with the shark are relatively rare. With Great White Shark numbers thought to be decreasing, they are a protected species in Australia.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2021  25,000 UNC

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