The Perth Mint have released the 2014 Saltwater Crocodile bullion coin for 2017 in gold and half ounce silver

The Perth mint continues with its recent run of new bullion products with a re-release of the old 2014 Saltwater Crocodile silver coin. Popular on its debut, the coin was launched in a one-ounce 0.999 silver format with a one million coin mintage.

Fast forward to today and the mint has relaunched the coin, but only in two new formats. Closest to the original is a half-ounce version, now struck in four-nines (0.9999) silver and with an unlimited mintage. Aside from the issue date, denomination (obverse) and the presence of an extra nine on the composition inscription, the design remains unchanged. Sold individually, in tubes of 25 or boxes of 500, this will no doubt be a welcome addition to the market, especially for collectors of fractional silver.

Also new is the release of the design in gold for the first time. Available only in the quarter-ounce format and struck in 0.9999 gold as is usual at the Perth Mint, this is also a welcome addition to the market as most of the new Perth mint designs never make it to the yellow metal. Coins are sold encapsulated and the mintage is also unlimited. Available to order now, we’d expect it to pop up at more dealers worldwide over the next few days. Maybe next year we’ll see the re-release of the Funnel Web Spider coin that followed on from the original Saltie in 2015.

2017 SALTWATER CROCODILE GOLD/SILVER BULLION COINS

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Said to have the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom, Australia’s formidable Saltwater Crocodile is superbly represented on these stunning bullion coins for investors.

The Australian Bullion Coin Program offers an unrivalled combination of quality, design and choice. The Perth Mint, accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), refine almost all of the gold recovered at Australian mine sites, as well as producing a substantial amount of refined silver.

With an unlimited mintage, each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. With an unlimited mintage, each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

SPECIFICATION

NAME 2017 SALTIE 2017 SALTIE
DENOMINATION $0.50 Australian $25 Australian
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 15.553 grams 7.777 grams
DIAMETER 32.60 mm 20.60 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated Brilliant uncirculated
MODIFICATIONS None None
MINTAGE Unlimited Unlimited
BOX / COA No / No No / No
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By | 2017-04-19T09:30:24+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|0 Comments

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