2014 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark

2014 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark

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As low as $2.49 per coin over spot!
APMEXclusive® coin from the Perth Mint with a maximum mintage of just 300,000 ! This beautiful Silver coin features one of the most feared creatures on earth: the great white shark. These magnificent animals grow to an average of 15 feet in length and weigh around 5,000 pounds. Their torpedo-shaped bodies and powerful tails can propel them through the water at speeds of up to 35 mph!

The great white got its scientific name, Carcharodon carcharias, from the Greek words karcharos, meaning sharp, and odous, meaning tooth. The earliest known fossils are about 16 million years old. However, their evolutionary history is still in dispute between different sharks, including the mako shark and the prehistoric megalodon.

Great whites have an estimated lifespan of roughly 70 years. There are reports of a great white caught in Cuba in 1945 measuring 21 feet long and weighing more than 7,300 pounds! There have been claims of larger great whites, but many of these findings draw criticism for being unreliably measured. Like all other sharks, the great white has electroreceptors called Ampullae of Lorenzini, enabling them to detect electromagnetic changes caused by the movement of a living creature, or even a heartbeat if close enough!

The reverse of these 1/2 oz .999 fine Silver coins shows a ferocious great white shark, with the outlines of two other sharks in the background. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination of 50 cents (AUD) are shown on the obverse. Visit our blog to read an exclusive interview with the coin’s designer, Natasha Muhl.

We have received these Silver coins as an APMEXclusive® from the Perth Mint, which means you will be unable to get this beautiful design anywhere else. This exclusivity, combined with a strictly low mintage, adds an aspect of collectibility to these low premium Silver coins.


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Specifications

Product ID: 81351
Year: 2014
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $0.50 (AUD)
Mint Mark: P - Perth Mint
Metal Content: 0.5 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Thickness: 2 mm
Diameter: 32 mm
Inner Pack: 25
Outer Pack: 500

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2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (46)
  • Mint condition (37)
  • Collectible (lower mintage) (35)
  • Recognized brand (35)
  • Value (low premium over spot) (27)

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    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice 1/2 oz Coins from the Perth Mint

      Backed by the combined reputations of APMEX and the Perth Mint, this exclusive coin should sell very well. The relief of the Great White Shark on the reverse contrasts well against the matte...Read complete review

      Backed by the combined reputations of APMEX and the Perth Mint, this exclusive coin should sell very well. The relief of the Great White Shark on the reverse contrasts well against the matte fields. I even like the design for the plastic tubes - they hold 25 coins and have an easy to remove lid. If you don't require every coin to come in a capsule, then this coin is an affordable 1/2 oz option. I recommend buying them in multiples of 25, but singles can be protected by 32 mm Air-Tite Holder w/ Black Gasket (#696).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Mislabeled

      Very beautiful shark design showing nature at its fiercest. QE-II on the obverse is the usual--quite a contrast to the viciousness of the sharks on the reverse!

      I got...Read complete review

      Very beautiful shark design showing nature at its fiercest. QE-II on the obverse is the usual--quite a contrast to the viciousness of the sharks on the reverse!

      I got a tube of 25. I was impressed by the square plastic "tube". (i.e. easily stackable). Easy to open. Top coin had some tarnish on it already. Hmmmm...

      Also, I noticed that the label on the lid placed by APMEX has the tube mislabeled as 1 oz Silver, instead of 1/2 oz. This could pose a problem when trying to resell.

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      5.0

      Live every week like its Shark Week

      By Ollie

      from The TARDIS

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Collectible (lower mintage)
      • Mint Condition
      • Recognized Brand

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

          Very cool coin. It's nice to see something other than a one-ounce bullion coin. The shark is very fierce, and very cool. Not a huge fan of queen Liz's mugshot, but whatever. Looking forward to following the rest of the series in the rest of my collection.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fast delivery, secure packaging, no damages. A+

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great low mintage coin.

          By Bob

          from Tampa Fl

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Collectible (lower mintage)
          • Easy to Sell
          • Mint Condition
          • Recognized Brand

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

              Very nice round. Love getting in for the first round in this series. Only 300,000 minted. Can't wait for the next in the series.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery arrived on time in mint condition. Apmex never fails me.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A New Favorite

              By The Extraordinary Mr. Fabulous

              from San Diego, CA

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Collectible (lower mintage)

              Cons

              • High Premium

              Best Uses

                Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                My 10 and 12 year old wanted this coin so I purchased three of them - had to get one for myself. I envisioned this 1/2 oz coin having a more shiny and matte finish like the 1 oz saltwater crocodile, but the overall look is a little dull.

                My 12 year old son says this coin is his favorite, so I would recommend this little investment for gifts for kids.

                On a side note, I happened to already have some 33mm air-tites with the foam ring and this coin moves around too much. So if you are looking for an air-tite to put it in I would recommend the 32mm with foam rings.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Super fast shipping, ordered Friday and arrived Monday morning.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perth Mint has done a great job !

                By Mike

                from NZ

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Collectible (lower mintage)
                • Mint Condition
                • Recognized Brand

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                    Stunning coin, one of my favourites so far. The Great White does appear to jump out at you as someone previously mentioned. I bought a few of these and intend buying more. I'm hoping that Perth Mint will also produce these in 1 ounce coins.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Apmex Customer Service has been excellent.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Low Mintage

                    By Mack the Stacker

                    from Orange County, CA

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Collectible (lower mintage)
                    • Easy to Sell
                    • Mint Condition
                    • Recognized Brand

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                        The half ounce Great White Shark from the Perth Mint is a killer coin. This is the very first coin of the Wildlife series that would be fitting for any collection. Considering that there is a low Mintage of only 300,000 these coins will climb in value by the time the next coin of the series is released. At a great price today, don't miss out on this brand new line of coins.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Shipping is always the best experience when I order through APMEX. I can receive updates through email about my order, as well as track the journey of my metal. Thanks APMEX!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Unique Look

                        By Jamin

                        from Charlotte NC

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Collectible (lower mintage)
                        • Easy to Sell
                        • Mint Condition
                        • Recognized Brand
                        • Value (low premium over spot)

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                            Nice coin that is unique in it's own right. Affordable to most anyone because it is 1/2 oz.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            one of my first coins very cool!

                            By Navy guy

                            from Portland, Or

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Collectible (lower mintage)
                            • Value (low premium over spot)

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                                i like sharks

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Toothy beauty

                                By Silver Phil

                                from Chicago, IL

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Collectible (lower mintage)
                                • Easy to Sell
                                • Mint Condition
                                • Recognized Brand

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                                    Nice looking coin from the Perth Mint, who consistently turn out some of the best bullion coins out there. Given the quality of their product and their proven track record in the secondary market, it would be wise to pick up at least a few of these while the premiums are reasonable. Swim with the silver sharks!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great looking @@ Silver coin

                                    By Coin Getter

                                    from Ruckersville,Va

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Collectible (lower mintage)
                                    • Easy to Sell
                                    • Mint Condition
                                    • Recognized Brand
                                    • Value (low premium over spot)

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                                        I liked the design of the coin--Killer :)

                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Lol

                                        By SilverFX

                                        from Orlando, FL

                                        Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark:

                                        Notice the gills on the shark on the front. Mediocre round, production-wise. Nice art, though. Don't care for the matte finish. Get a .5 oz. Taku instead.

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