Crocodiles are one of the many ubiquitous creatures found in the wilds of Australia. Viewed by many with fear for their impressive size and sheer brutality, the crocodile is a vital part of the ecosystem in Australia and is commonly associated with the country on the global scale. Now, 2019 10 oz Australian Mother and Baby Crocodile Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of individual acrylic capsules!
- Limited mintage of only 2,500 coins!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $10 (AUD) by Australia.
- On the obverse is the new sixth-generation Australian portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse field showcases a mother with her young crocodile baby.
- Design from Jennifer McKenna.
There are actually two different species of crocodiles that inhabit Australia. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller than the other species and are found within the inland freshwater areas of Australia’s tropical regions. You’ll occasionally run into them in tidal rivers as well. Male freshwater crocodiles grow up to just 3 meters in length on average and are unique to Australia.
The other species of crocodiles in Australia strike fear in the hearts of millions due to their size and ferocity. The saltwater crocodile has an average size in its male population of 4 meters in length, but commonly grow up to as much as 7 meters in length. The saltwater crocodile has a much larger habitat range that includes estuaries, rivers, lagoons, swamps, and even coastal beaches along the eastern coast of Australia.
On the reverse of these 2019 10 oz Australian Mother and Baby Crocodile Silver Coins, any fear one might have of these ancient beasts is undone by the loving scene that plays out. Despite the fact that crocodiles have the strongest bite force of any animal in the world, female crocodiles are remarkably gentle and kind to their young. They’ve been known to shuttle them around in their mouths to keep them safe, carrying as many as 15 at a time.
In this design, a female crocodile is submerged beneath the water with just a bit of her back and head above the waterline so she can see. On her back, a daring young crocodile sits in similar pose watching out over the waters around it.
The obverse face of 2019 10 oz Australian Mother and Baby Crocodile Silver Coins includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II. New to Australian coins in 2019, this sixth-generation design from Jody Clark includes the Queen’s neckline and shoulders for the first time on Australian coins since 1966.
2019 10 oz Australian Mother and Baby Crocodile Silver Coins are all available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with radial lines on both sides of the silver bullion coin. These specimens are housed individually inside of acrylic capsules.
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