Megalania 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin Australian Megafauna Series Perth Mint

Australian Megafauna – Megalania 2014 1oz Silver ProofThe final coin in the remarkable Australian Megafauna coin series takes you back in time to discover the larger-than-life animals that once roamed Australia.

The Megalania is a giant extinct goanna that was part of a range of megafaunal creatures, which inhabited Australia during the Pleistocene period.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Design by Paleo-Artist Peter Trusler

The reverse of the coin features a design by paleo-artist Peter Trusler of a Megalania set against a coloured background. The inscription MEGALANIA and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 6,500 of the Australian Megafauna – Megalania coin.

Wonderfully Illustrated Shipper and Numbered Certificate

The Australian Megafauna – Megalania coin is housed in a stylish case and themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Five-Coin Plastic Display Box

A superb way to protect and present all Australian Megafauna series coins, this five-coin plastic display box comprises an easy-to-assemble polypropylene charcoal tray and transparent sleeve, and is complimentary with the delivery of the final coin release when purchased as a subscription.

Australian Megafauna – Megalania 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Design by Paleo-Artist Peter Trusler
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 6,500
  • Wonderfully Illustrated Shipper
  • Numbered Certificate

ABOUT THIS SET:

Discover the larger-than-life animals that once roamed the Australian landscape, with the fifth and final release depicting the Megalania.

This incredible land lizard was the largest of its species to live in Australia and possibly the world.  It is related to modern goannas, notwithstanding its size, and had heavily built limbs, a long torso, large head, sharp serrated teeth and a small crest on its forehead.

Megalania was the largest carnivore to have lived in Australia during the last two million years.  Studies suggest that the animal is also likely to have possessed venom glands, possibly making this the largest venomous vertebrate to have ever existed.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 6,500
Designer Peter Trusler

Gods of Olympus – Zeus 2014 2 Ounce Silver High Relief Coin Tuvalu Legal Tender


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  • 99.9% Pure Silver
  • 2oz Rimless Coin
  • High Relief Zeus Design with Antique Finish
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 1,500
  • Prestigious Round Display Case
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • A Perth Mint First

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In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus was worshipped as the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and the Pantheon of gods that lived there.  He was the god of the sky and weather, law and justice, morals and fate, and the spiritual leader of both gods and men.

99.9% PURE SILVER

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.

 HIGH RELIEF ZEUS DESIGN WITH ANTIQUE FINISH

The coin’s reverse depicts a bearded Zeus rising up into the stormy sky wielding his thunderbolt and sceptre with an eagle flying above his shoulder. The design includes the inscription ZEUS and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

To capture the depth and detail of the design, each coin is meticulously struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish.

 STRICTLY LIMITED MINTAGE

No more than 1,500 of these Gods of Olympus – Zeus 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

TUVALU LEGAL TENDER

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

 PRESTIGIOUS ROUND DISPLAY CASE

The coin is housed in a prestigious round wooden display case, with stunning detail on its lid and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper.

 NUMBERED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Zeus, the god of the sky and weather, law, justice, morals and fate, and the spiritual leader of both gods and men is immortalised in all his mythical glory on this Gods of Olympus – Zeus 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin.

In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus was worshipped as the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and the Pantheon of gods that lived there.

Historically, Zeus was always portrayed as a powerful and imposing mature man with a fully-grown beard, often yielding a thunderbolt, which he used as a weapon, throwing it at those who angered him.  His other symbols include an eagle, an oak tree, and a royal sceptre.

Forthcoming releases: Poseidon and Hades.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 2.00
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 2
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.27
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.50
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00
Maximum Mintage 1,500
Designer Tom Vaughan