2014 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (Lot of 5)

2014 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Great White Shark (Lot of 5)

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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: 82654
Year: 2014
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $0.50 (AUD)
Mint Mark: P - Perth Mint
Metal Content: 2.5 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Thickness: 2 mm
Diameter: 32 mm

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2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5)
 
4.9

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Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Collectible (lower mintage) (8)
  • Mint condition (5)
  • Recognized brand (4)
  • Value (low premium over spot) (3)

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      4.0

      cool collectible

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      from tx

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Collectible (lower mintage)

      Cons

      • Hard to Sell

      Best Uses

        Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

        nice little coin from Perth. they do put out some cool designs and limit the mintage so that they are collectible ( at least in Australia)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Coins

        By Marie D

        from Elk Grove, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

            Ordered two sets of 5 coins. The order arrived as promised, in great condition. Packaging was thoughtful and very adequate.

            I bought one set as a gift. One of my friends is an avid diver and I knew they would appreciate the great white shark design on these coins. I was not disappointed. She was very pleased. Plus I had to get a set for myself for the collectability and beauty.

            Very pleased with the entire experience. Thank you APMEX

             
            5.0

            Sharks you can hold

            By The Kid MD

            from Cincinnati, Ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

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                Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

                Had to have some when I saw the design. Got these to hold and look at. Will keep the others in the sealed tube.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Always great service and fast delivery from APMEX

                 
                5.0

                A nice looking coin I think worth collec

                By Big J

                from Crystal River, Fl

                Pros

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

                Cons

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                    Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

                    Just starting out in the silver collection, Apmex is the best supplier I could find.

                     
                    5.0

                    Ausralian great white shark

                    By mikeyg

                    from virginia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

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                        Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

                        The ausralian white shark is a great buy in my opinion.Its a half ounce of .999 silver,so the price is affordable to everyome.The mintage is only 300K so it has a better than average degree of rarity.The design is much better,I think than the other shark coin that is out there.For the price,the relative rarity,and the cool design,you cant go wrong in adding this coin to your collection.

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful coin, it made "Jaws" drop

                        By The Voice Chameleon

                        from Chicago, IL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

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                            Comments about 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

                            These attractive coins showed up quickly and nicely packaged. I have shown them off several times already and every person I showed them to, really enjoyed them.

                             
                            5.0

                            Unbelievable Shark Coins

                            By RodimusMike

                            from Marshall,Texas

                            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 Australian Great White Shark (Lot of 5):

                                First off let me just say I kinda wish the Australian 1/2oz. Shark coins had come in capsules like the 1oz. Kookaburra's but its not a major deal considering how detailed and accurate the great white shark is on the coin.

                                I also wanna say even tho I know it can't but the shark on the coin looks so real and lifelike its almost like it could jump out of the coin and eat your face,and also being a huge Jaws fan I like this coin even more.

                                And on the card that you get with your order it says its part of a series,and I really hope they do more sharks like the mako,hammerhead,and tiger.Now in closing that this was my second order from APMEX and just like the first I was blown away by how quick I got these,and will say you have a customer for life APMEX. Thanks a million.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great coin

                                By Billy

                                from Picayune,Ms

                                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 (Lot of 5):

                                    Low mintage

                                    Service and delivery comments:

                                    Fast delivery,great service

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