|Metal Content:||250 troy oz|
This APMEXclusive® from the Perth Mint has a mintage of just 300,000 coins! Monster Boxes are an ideal way of acquiring larger amounts of Silver with one purchase and these boxes come sealed directly from the Perth Mint.
- Each coin contains 1/2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- This box contains 20 tubes of 25 coins each, for a total of 250 oz of Silver.
- 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, weight and purity 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 500 coin Monster Box of the 2014 Great White Shark to your cart today!
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.