The first release in The Sea Life II five-coin series.
This 2011 Silver coin features a colorized Hawksbill Turtle. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse in beautiful Proof finish.
This solitary sea turtle can be found in the coral reefs of northern Australia. Listed as endangered, the Hawksbill Turtle matures at thirty years of age and has a lifespan of up to fifty years. An adult Hawksbill can grow up to 1 meter in length.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts a surgeonfish in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF and HAWKSBILL TURTLE.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in a display case with a stunningly illustrated coral reef shipper. When lined up with other shippers in the series, it creates an extended underwater reef scene.