These 2 oz coins celebrate the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral reef system in the world. This coin features a high relief design with a colorized and partial lacquer finish.
Only 500 coins minted!
This .999 pure silver coin features wildlife from the iconic Great Barrier Reff, the largest natural feature on Earth that is visible from space. The text "Exotic Endangered Wildlife" and the depth of the design make this a very attractive coin, especially when accompanied by the mint issued box and certificate of authenticity. On the obverse is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II along with the year 2013 and legal tender value of "20 Dollars".
This reef is home to thousands of marine animals and a truly beautiful place. Located off the North Queensland Coast of Australia it is a playground for whales, dlophins 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 mollusc. 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.