The Perth Mint is excited to release this spectacular 2 kilo silver coin that celebrates one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.
This stunning antiqued design symbolises the Great Barrier Reef’s unique importance to thousands of different marine species. Stretching more than 2,300 kilometres along Australia’s Queensland coastline, 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 dugong, whales, sharks, rays and six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 200 of the Great Barrier Reef 2021 2 Kilo Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin.
Against a detailed background composed of fish, coral, seagrass and jellyfish, the reverse of the coin portrays a green turtle which feeds and nests throughout the entire Great Barrier Reef area.
The coin is housed in a stunning clear case, which makes a perfect display piece. The case sits within a wooden presentation box and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.