Featuring one of the most easily recognizable animals on earth, these APMEXclusive® Silver coins from The Perth Mint honor the tiger shark. This is the only coin in the APMEXclusive® Perth Mint Shark Series that is minted in .9999 fine Silver.
Note that these coins will have scratches or other imperfections.
- Contains 1/2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Multiples of 25 come in a tube. 500 coins will come in "Monster" boxes. Individual coins come in a protective plastic flip.
- 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 swimming tiger shark in full detail, surrounded by the name, weight and purity, along with the Perth Mint's "P" mintmark.
- Coins in this listing will have scratches and/or other damage.
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.
The Perth Mint has once again produced a coin enjoyed by all. Add the 2016 1/2 oz Silver Tiger Shark coin to your cart today!
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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.