Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The central design, which appears within the outline of Antarctica, depicts a
Humpback Whale and an icy landscape. As well as the inscription HUMPBACK WHALE : 2008, the
reverse includes the words ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’ and The Perth Mint’s
traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
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 coin is housed in a blue-coloured presentation case, which comes within a stylish
outer shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
No more than 7,500 individual 1oz Humpback Whale silver coins will be released by The
The fifth release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic
Territory Series depicts a Humpback Whale. Journeying each year between Antarctic waters and
favoured mating grounds inside the Great Barrier Reef and near the Kimberley coast, Humpbacks
are an awe-inspiring sight.