2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark

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As low as $2.49 per coin over spot!
Brand new APMEXclusive® from the Perth Mint with a maximum mintage of just 300,000 coins! 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

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (43)
  • Mint condition (35)
  • Recognized brand (33)
  • Collectible (lower mintage) (32)
  • Value (low premium over spot) (27)

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      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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      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

      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.

           
          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!

               
              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.

                   
                  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

                       
                      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!

                           
                          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 :)

                              (2 of 2 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.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great coin.

                              By Greg.

                              from Lebanon OR.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Mint Condition
                              • Value (low premium over spot)

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I like the design and size of the coin.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  An excellent buy.

                                  By PatJC711

                                  from Germantown, WI

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy to Sell
                                  • Mint Condition
                                  • Value (low premium over spot)

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      It's a good buying opportunity with prices that have come down. This is a good time to further diversify my collection.

                                      Service and delivery comments:

                                      My order was delivered promptly, exactly as promised. Everything arrived in excellent condition. I will be a repeat customer.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Prompt service

                                      By Dogyardjose

                                      from Talkeetna,Alaska

                                      Verified Buyer

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

                                      Fast service.Lots of products.Coins come with covers.

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