The Whale Shark is the world’s biggest fish, yet despite its formidable size is considered harmless.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
This coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Whale Shark Reverse Design
The coin's reverse depicts a Whale Shark swimming through the colourful Ningaloo Reef. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and WHALE SHARK, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2012 year-date are also included in the design.
No more than 7,500 of this coin will be issued by The Perth Mint.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin's obverse also bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.
The coin is available in an individual display case featuring a timber lid and stylised shipper.
This coin is also available in a set with other members of the Discover Australia Silver Series including the Red Kangaroo, Green and Gold Bell Frog, Goanna and Kookaburra.
The highly anticipated new releases in this outstanding series are now available. These meticulously crafted coins depict new artistry inspired by the beautiful Australian landscape and its wildlife.
The five exciting new animal designs for 2012 coins comprise the:
Red Kangaroo – the largest species of Australia’s best-known animal.
Whale Shark – the world’s biggest fish, yet despite its formidable size is considered harmless.
Green and Gold Bell Frog – a strikingly beautiful amphibian that prefers to live close to water or in wetlands.
Goanna – one of Australia’s largest monitor lizards found throughout most of Australia in a variety of environments.
Kookaburra – one of Australia’s most recognisable birds found throughout the mainland and known for its distinctive laughing call.