This coin is part of the Perth Mint's Australian Sea Life series and features a leafy sea dragon. This .999 fine Silver coin showcases the unique leafy sea dragon in beautiful, lifelike colors.
- Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity. When lined up in release order, the shipper illustrations form a linked image depicting all five reef creatures.
- Mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- Obverse: Bears the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the face value.
- Reverse: Features a colorized leafy sea dragon with leaf-like appendages.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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The leaf-like appendages are for camouflage. These beautiful fish display remarkable parenting behavior. After the female develops her eggs, the male takes responsibility for incubating them under his tail.
Between 30 and 40 cm in length, leafy sea dragons are endemic to temperate waters around southern Australia.