2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect® Tube)

2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect® Tube)

Product Details

Brand new APMEXclusive® from the Perth Mint with a mintage of just 300,000 coins! The MintDirect® process ensures that each coin has remained untouched since leaving the mint. Each tube contains 25 of these unique 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark coins.

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: 81551
Year: 2014
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $0.50 (AUD)
Mint Mark: P - Perth Mint
Metal Content: 12.5 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Thickness: 2 mm
Diameter: 32 mm

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Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Mint condition (5)
  • Collectible (lower mintage) (3)
  • Recognized brand (3)
  • Value (low premium over spot) (3)

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      5.0

      Beware the shark!

      By The Kid MD

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Mint Condition

      Cons

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          Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect? Tube):

          Great design. Fun way to buy silver.

           
          5.0

          SightSetOnSilver

          By SightSetOnSilver

          from WA

          Pros

          • 1st In Series
          • 1st In The Series
          • 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 Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect? Tube):

              Perth Mint...1st in series... need I say more. I think an unopened mintdirect sealed tube will bring a very high premium in the future. Due to the fact that these coins are not sold in capsules individualy. The only complaint would be that there is empty space in the tube and the coins move around inside.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Awesome service as usual...nice secure packing...an unexpected 1/2 oz plastic tube was included in my order for FREE!. I am a happy customer.

               
              4.0

              Nice

              By Pete

              from Fort Worth

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

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                  Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect? Tube):

                  Like animals or unique characters on coins. Like Buffalo nickels and Canadian wildlife series coins.

                  First time I ever saw sharks with frickin lasers on their heads (just kidding) on coins.

                  Wish you could get more 1/2 ounce coins like these at .9999 pure but at better prices. I don't like paying much much more over spot price (for an .oz) for less metal.

                  The markup on the cost over spot price of smaller coins should be less as well.

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice LOOKING SILVER

                  By John

                  from AZ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Mint Condition

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                      Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect? Tube):

                      Great service as always. Best place to buy silver

                       
                      5.0

                      Great coins!

                      By Andrew

                      from Florida

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect? Tube):

                          This is a great way to buy the Great White Shark coins!. The MintDirect seal can provide confidence to a buyer that the coins are genuine, and in mint condition. A great buy!

                           
                          5.0

                          Seriously Great Deal

                          By APMEXAddict

                          from California, CA

                          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 Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect? Tube):

                              I purchased the tube because I know these coins will be worth much more and be in high demand within the future. Ordered a tube as well as some single pieces, that way I can keep my tube sealed and admire the coin in its raw form. My best purchase from APMEX to date!

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              Very fast delivery, 2 days total, cannot be beat!

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