2018 $10 Great Barrier Reef 5oz Silver Proof
Product Code: 18S1235
AUSTRALIA'S NATURAL WONDER
It boasts 348,700 square kilometres of vibrant coral and azure waters. Countless marine creatures. A world within a world. And now, whether you're in Cape York or Cape Canaveral, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia's Natural Wonder, the Great Barrier Reef - thanks to the exclusive 2018 $10 Great Barrier Reef 5oz Silver Proof. But act fast - with just 500 worldwide, this spectacular legal tender issue is at great risk of disappearing forever.
STRUCK FROM 5OZ OF 99.9% PURE SILVER
Each Proof coin consists of five ounces of shimmering, 99.9% pure silver. Each is crafted with optimum care and attention, using polished dies to achieve a Proof-quality strike. Paying this level of care and attention to the precious metal creates the perfect foundation for a show-stopping finished product.
LIMITED TO JUST 500 WORLDWIDE
Despite the worldwide significance of the Great Barrier Reef, the mintage of this Proof coin has been limited to just 500. A coin this beautiful - and this exclusive - can't be expected to last.
FEATURES SELECTIVE 24-CARAT GOLD PLATING
The reverse design of this silver stunner is a triumph. The imposing 65mm flan provides ample space for an intricate, detailed motif - and the space is not wasted here. A silver coral bed is teaming with life, playing host to an array of the reef's creatures, selectively enriched with 24-carat gold.
The coral we find in our oceans may look like one single structure, but take a closer look and you'll discover that each piece is made up of thousands upon thousands of minuscule creatures. The sea bed depicted on the 2018 $10 Great Barrier Reef 5oz Silver Proof tells a similar story. Thanks to the quality of the strike, each tiny detail is given the chance to play a part in something spectacular.
AN OFFICIAL 2018 WORLD MONEY FAIR RELEASE
This superb Proof is an official 2018 World Money Fair release, and is adorned with an official WMF outer sleeve. Now in its 47th year, the Fair continues to attract mints and collectors from all across the globe. If you weren't able to make it to Berlin for this year's event, don't worry: Downies has done the hard work for you. Your Proof arrives housed in a luxurious timber case, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
AN OFFICIAL LEGAL TENDER ISSUE
The reverse of this Proof coin is not the only notable feature. Official legal tender of Niue, the obverse carries the familiar Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
SHOWCASES 15 MARINE CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. It is also a World Heritage Site. Home to a vast array of marine life, the reef is prized by Australians and visitors alike.
The designers of this coin have incorporated fifteen individual creatures into the reverse design. When you receive your Proof, here is the wildlife you'll encounter:
- A Clownfish
- A Moorish Idol
- A Common Lionfish
- A Hammerhead Shark
- A Nautilus
- A Coral Trout
- A Common Octopus
- A Blue spotted Stingray
- A Yellow, Brown and Pink Sea Star
- A Green Sea Turtle
- A Giant Clam
- Brain Coral
- A Textile Cone Shell
- A Scorpion Conch
- A Tube Sponge
|Country of Issue||Niue|
|Year of Issue||2018|