The third release in this stunning series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a Surgeonfish.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
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 – SURGEONFISH.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins worldwide.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a display case with an illustrated coral reef shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superb underwater scene.
Five new inhabitants of Australia’s underwater wonder world are featured on Australian Sea Life II – The Reef series.
The colourful Surgeonfish is found along the coast of Western Australia and throughout the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland to northern New South Wales. The most distinguishing characteristics of this marine species are its amazing ability to change colour and its extremely sharp scutes and fins – hence the name – Surgeonfish.
Previous Release: Hawksbill Turtle, Starfish
Forthcoming Releases: Octopus, Manta Ray