The seventh release in the Australian Opal Series features the Rough-Scaled Python, a dark brown reptile with pale brown pattern, a triangular head and a thin muscular body. Their keeled scales have ridges along the middle giving them a rough, sandpaper-like feel. This non-venomous python kills its prey by constriction.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Beautiful Authentic Australian Opal
The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a Rough-Scaled Python detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of fern fronds. The design includes the inscription ROUGH SCALED PYTHON, the 2015 year-date, 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 and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,000 of the Australian Opal Series – Rough-Scaled Python 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
Gorgeous Illustrated Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid, to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
About the Series
The Australian Opal Series celebrates some of Australia’s most fascinating nocturnal creatures, created in pure Australian opal.
This stunning series will feature eight coins in total, with two new coins released each year.
Previous releases: The Koala, The Wombat, The Kangaroo, The Pygmy Possum, The Tasmanian Devil, and The Masked Owl
Final release: The Ghost Bat