The fourth release in the fascinating Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles series features the goanna. Goannas are large, carnivorous reptiles also known as monitor lizards which can be found throughout Australia.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured goanna bordered by a montage of exotic reptile skin patterns. The design also incorporates the inscription AUSTRALIAN GOANNA.
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 2016 year-date.
No more than 5,000 Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles – Goanna 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coins will be available for sale worldwide.
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.
Goannas are capable of swimming, and can also climb trees. They will move quickly when pressed, often sprinting short distances to escape harm. Goannas will rear up when threatened, and also inflate flaps of skin around their throats and emit a harsh hissing noise.
Previous releases: Frilled Neck Lizard, Thorny Devil Lizard, Blue Tongue Lizard