To ensure our customers receive only coins that have remained unopened from the Perth Mint, APMEX has created a process called MintDirect® to guarantee each 1/2 oz Silver Tiger Shark tube comes from mint sealed boxes.
Only coins received in the first 30 days of release from the mint are eligible for the MintDirect® Premier designation. This is the only coin in the APMEXclusive® Perth Mint Shark Series that is minted in .9999 fine Silver.
- Each MintDirect® tube contains 25 coins for a total of 12.5 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Third release in the APMEXclusive® Perth Mint Shark Series.
- Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
- Reverse: Features a tiger shark, surrounded by the name, weight and purity, along with the Perth Mint's "P" mintmark.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
This third and final release in the Perth Shark series is minted with a limited availability, further adding to the collectibility! By comparison, the Great White Shark coins have a mintage of around 300,000 pieces and Great Hammerhead Shark coins have a mintage of 150,000 pieces.
Protect and store your tubes by adding a secure Perth Mint Monster Box to your order.
MintDirect® tubes are the perfect way to begin your investment in Silver bullion. Add the 2016 25-Coin Tiger Shark MintDirect® Premier tube to your cart today!
Visit our Tiger Shark page to learn more about this fascinating coin.
Mint-sealed tubes feature a holographic security strip placed on top of the tube by The Perth Mint, allowing the ability to tell if the tube has been tampered with since leaving the mint.
The tiger shark, commonly known as the “Sea Tiger”, is the fourth-largest shark in the world. Tiger sharks get their name from eye-catching dark vertical stripes found on young sharks, also known as pups. As these pups mature into adults, the dark stripes begin to fade. The skin of a tiger shark typically ranges from blue to light green with a white or light-yellow underbelly, giving it great camouflage when seen from above or below.
This solitary shark ranges in size from 10 to 14 feet and weighs from 849 to 1,400 pounds as an adult, but large specimens have been known to grow up to 25 feet in length and weighing up to 1,900 pounds. Tiger sharks enjoy warm waters and can easily be spotted near the surface in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world such as Hawaii. Though this predator of the deep is at the top of the food chain, it is considered a near-threatened species due to finning and fishing by humans.
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.
To ensure our customers receive only coins that have remained unopened from the Perth Mint, APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from Perth Mint boxes. This process called MintDirect® is your guarantee that these coins remain packaged in tubes directly from the Perth Mint.
APMEX uses a special machine for this sealing process to ensure the products you receive are sealed completely, once they are removed directly from the mint boxes. The mint tubes are placed on the 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 it. After the process is completed, the tube is removed from the machine and checked to ensure the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished tube of MintDirect® Premier 2016 1/2 oz Silver Tiger Shark coins.
Once completed, the MintDirect® tubes are stored 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 Perth Mint.
The MintDirect® process provides you the assurance this product has not been opened, sorted or searched. Learn more about MintDirect® products from APMEX.