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

This APMEXclusive® from the Perth Mint has a mintage of just 300,000 coins! The MintDirect® process ensures that each coin has remained untouched since leaving the mint.

Coin Highlights:

  • Each coin contains 1/2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • This MintDirect® tube contains 25 Silver Great White Sharks for a total Silver weight of 12.5 oz.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features a Great White Shark with the date and weight below.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

These coins are an attractive acquisition for both first-time precious metals buyers and long-term investors. Add this 25-Coin MintDirect® Tube of the 2014 Great White Shark to your cart today!

APMEX uses a special machine to ensure the products you receive are completely sealed once they are removed directly from the mint boxes. The mint tubes are placed on a conveyor leading into the machine and the sealing process seals both ends of each tube with tamper-evident packaging. If this tube has been opened in any way, you will know. After the process is completed, the tube is removed from the machine and then checked to ensure the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished tube of MintDirect® 2014 1/2 oz Great White Shark coins.

Once checked for quality, the MintDirect® tubes are stored back in the vault until they are ordered by our customers. By using this process, APMEX can guarantee the coins you receive are in exactly the same condition and packaging as they were when they left the Australian Mint.

The MintDirect® process provides you the assurance this product has not been opened, sorted or searched. Learn more about MintDirect® products from APMEX.

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 collectability to these low premium Silver coins.


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Specifications

Product ID: 81551
Year: 2014
Grade: Brilliant Unc
Grade Service: MintDirect
Denomination: $0.5
Mint Mark: None
Metal Content: 12.5 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Thickness: 2 mm
Diameter: 32 mm
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A
Customer Reviews
2014 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (25-Coin MintDirect® Tube)
4.9 Overall

(based on 7 reviews)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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BITTING DESIGN

By  Silver Surfer Man

from Eugene, Or.

5.0

The Perth mint has chomped down on another winner. I think this 1st issue coin will only increase in value over time. Buying mint direct insures high quality, meaning no one has picked through them. As usual hassle and worry free buying from APMEX.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

SightSetOnSilver

By  SightSetOnSilver

from WA

5.0

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.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • 1st In The Series
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • 1st In Series
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Beware the shark!

By  The Kid MD

from Cincinnati, Ohio

5.0

Great design. Fun way to buy silver.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Nice

By  Pete

from Fort Worth

4.0

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.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Nice LOOKING SILVER

By  John

from AZ

5.0

Great service as always. Best place to buy silver

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

Great coins!

By  Andrew

from Florida

5.0

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!

Pros

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

Seriously Great Deal

By  APMEXAddict

from California, CA

5.0

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!

Pros

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

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