This solitary sea turtle can be found in the coral reefs of northern Australia. Listed as endangered, the Hawksbill Turtle matures at thirty years of age and has a lifespan of up to fifty years. An adult Hawksbill can grow up to 1 metre in length.
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 Hawksbill Turtle in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF and HAWKSBILL TURTLE.
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 2011 year-date.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a display case with a stunningly illustrated coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene.
Five new inhabitants of Australia’s underwater wonder world are featured on Australian Sea Life II – The Reef series.
Making a splash on the first of five new 1/2oz silver proof coins, the Hawksbill Turtle is a beautiful but endangered animal that lives an extraordinary life. Juveniles spend anywhere between five and ten years simply drifting around the ocean until they’re ready to settle down among Australia’s tropical reefs.
Forthcoming Releases: Starfish, Surgeonfish, Octopus, Manta Ray