Green turtle design

Stretching more than 2,300 kilometres along Australia's Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's most extensive coral reef ecosystem. Comprising more than 2,500 reefs and over 900 islands, it supports extraordinary biodiversity, including 600 species of coral, more than 1,500 types of fish and thousands of different molluscs. It is also home to dugongs, whales, dolphins, sharks, rays and six of the world's seven species of marine turtle.

Against a detailed background composed of fish, coral, seagrass and jellyfish, the coin portrays a green turtle which feeds and nests throughout the entire Great Barrier Reef area. Also included in the design is The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.

07 2021 Great Barrier Reef 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin InPerspex HighRes

In a nod towards the Reef's extraordinary age, estimated at over 500,000 years, the coin surface is antiqued, a treatment that tones the natural lustre of silver before it is individually hand finished to mimic the unique characteristics often seen on an ancient artefact.

The obverse of the coin also portrays a guilloche pattern, with each coin's edge individually numbered from 1 to 200.

Presentation packaging

The coin is encased within a clear Perspex display that sits within a timber presentation case and box shipper. Each coin in the mintage is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Year 2021
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 64.300
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 60.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 2,000.200
Maximum Diameter (mm) 101.30
Maximum Thickness (mm) 36.60
Maximum Mintage 200
Finish Antique, High Relief
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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