These 2 oz coins celebrate the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral reef system in the world. This reef is home to thousands of marine animals and a truly beautiful place.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Part of the Exotic Endangered Wildlife series.
- Comes with the mint issued box and certificate of authenticity.
- Only 500 coins minted.
- High relief design on the obverse with colorized and a partial lacquer finish.
- Obverse: Features two fishes and a giant clam in the Great Barrier Reef habitat.
- Reverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, date and denomination.
Add this tribute to the Great Barrier Reef on a beautiful high relief 2 oz Silver coin to your collection today!
Located off the North Queensland Coast of Australia it is a playground for whales, dolphins and tourists alike. The Great Barrier Reef is a system of coral reefs that supports the planet’s most complex ecosystem. The Great Barrier Reef was declared a Marine Park in 1975, only 6 years later in 1981 it was designated a World Heritage Area. The Great Barrier Reef is over 2000 kilometers long, comprised of 3000 separate coral reefs and over 900 islands. The Reef is home to the planet’s most complex ecosystem, including the giant clam. The giant clam which enjoys the warm waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, is the largest living bivalve mollusk. At times weighing more than 200kg, these bottom feeding behemoths have an average lifespan of around 100 years in the wild. Giant clams can be found all the way from East Africa to Fiji.