The final release in The Sea Life II five-coin series. This 2012 Silver coin features a colorized Manta Ray, and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Mintage of only 10,000 coins!
Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – MANTA RAY, design by Wade Robinson. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse in beautiful Proof finish.
Each Silver coin is housed in a display case with a CoA and stunningly illustrated coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with the other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene
The magnificent Manta Ray is one of the largest marine species on the Great Barrier Reef. This graceful creature can grow to 5 meters in width and weigh several hundred kilograms. Manta Rays feed on plankton and fish larvae, filtered from the water passing through their gills as they swim. This fish displays curiosity around humans and swims among divers, as unlike the Sting Ray, they are harmless.