2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 1oz Silver Proof Coin

  • 2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Timber Presentation Case
  • Extremely Limited Mintage
  • Certificate of Authenticity

 

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2008 Blue Ringed Octopus 1oz Silver Proof Coin 08L53AAA AUS $ 75.00
US$ 54.70
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Product Information

 

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

A stunning example of The Perth Mint’s coloured minting skills, the coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Coloured Reverse Design

The reverse portrays the deadly and dangerous Blue Ringed Octopus displaying its vivid blue markings.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

Like the previous Red Backed Spider and Great White Shark releases in this series, no more than 5,000 Blue Ringed Octopus coins will be released.

Timber Presentation Case

Each coin is housed in a high-gloss timber presentation case and illustrated outer box appropriately emblazoned with the word ‘Danger’.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Commissioned Product

Blue-Ringed Octopus photographs © Gary Bell / OceanwideImages.com

Armed with an immensely toxic poison, the Blue Ringed Octopus is famed for the luminous quality of its visual defence mechanism.  Whenever it feels threatened, iridescent blue rings and lines quickly appear all over its body and tentacles.

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