The first coin from this remarkable new series features the iconic Frilled Neck Lizard. When this unique creature feels threatened, it extends the frill around its neck like an open umbrella. Frilled Neck Lizards are members of the dragon family that live in the tropical and warm temperate forests and woodlands of northern Australia. They spend most of their lives in the trees, but descend occasionally to feed on ants and small lizards.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Downies from 1oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
Stunning Reverse Design with Colour
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured Frilled Neck Lizard in defence mode, bordered by a montage of exotic reptile skin patterns. The design also incorporates the inscription FRILLED NECK LIZARD.
No more 5,000 Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles - Frilled Neck Lizard 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be available for sale worldwide.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date.
Presentation Case and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a wooden presentation case and custom designed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Australia is teaming with remarkable reptiles. To celebrate this extraordinary class of creatures, a selection of unique specimens is revealed on this new annual coin series, beginning with the iconic Frilled Neck Lizard.