Perth Mint Australian Map Series (Great White Shark)

This Australian Great White Shark coin is the ninth released in the Australian map series. These coins originally debuted in 2012. The White shark coin only has a mintage of 6,000. The Great White Shark is the most efficient killer of the ocean and is spotted very frequently along the Australian coasts.

DESIGN

Front / Obverse

The obverse of the Great White Shark coin features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as do all coins from the Perth Mint.
Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley

Rear / Reverse

On the reverse of this coin, a great white shark swims by a sunken ship against a beautiful purple and blue watercolor background.
Designer: Ing Ing Jong

 

HISTORY

The Australian map-shaped series coins feature many species that are native to this amazing island continent. Some of the other animals highlighted in this series includes the Koala, saltwater crocodile, kangaroo, emu, koala and the platypus. The crocodile is known as the most dangerous killer on the inland waterways, while the Great White Shark is at the top of the food chain along the coastlines of Australia.

FACTS

Print

Other Favorite Posts You Might Like...

Homestead National Monument Silver Coin Every year since 2010, the U.S. Mint has released five new coins in the America the Beautiful series. One for each state and territory, this series celebrates America’s national parks and historic sit...
Ben Franklin Silver Half Dollar The Ben Franklin Silver Half Dollar was the first U.S. circulation coin featuring an historical figure who was not a President of the United States. Benjamin Franklin, one of this country’s founding f...
Kennedy Silver Half Dollar The Kennedy half dollar is a popular coin created in memory of John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963. The coin is still being minted today. Read further to learn about this beautiful coin that ...