The sixth coin of the bestselling Australian Deadly and Dangerous Series unveiled to riotous demand! The example of stunning unparalleled full-color minting techniques used by the Perth Mint, honors one of the world`s most lethal aquatic inhabitants – the Box Jellyfish.
Found off the Northern Australia and in the Indo-Pacific region, the Box Jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) is claimed to be the most venomous marine ever known according to the Australian Institute of Marine Science. This astonishing life form can grow up to 15 tentacles, each with length up to 3 meters from each corner of the cubic bell from which it has its name. Every tentacle is endowed with up to 5 000 stinging cells which contain toxins attacking the heart, nervous system and skin. This aquatic assassin can kill a human within minutes by causing extreme pain.
The reverse of the 40.60 mm Silver Proof coin shows the image of the Box Jellyfish with frightening full-color appreciation. The obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, “Tuvalu”, and the legal tender value of the coin.
Every coin is comes in a special high-gloss timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the limited mintage of the series.
Contains 1 oz / 31,1 grams of .999 fine Silver.
Struck by Australia’s precious metal specialists – the Perth Mint – as official Tuvalu legal tender
Coin comes in a special high-gloss timber case with a numbered COA.
Strict limited mintage of only 5000 coins – as with EVERY sold-out Deadly & Dangerous
Obverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, “Tuvalu”, and the legal tender value of 1 Dollars.
Reverse: Distinguished by a frightening full-colour appreciation of the Box Jellyfish
In the series of Deadly & Dangerous you can find:
2006 Deadly & Dangerous – Red-back Spider
2007 Deadly & Dangerous – Great White Shark
2008 Deadly & Dangerous – Blue-ringed Octopus
2009 Deadly & Dangerous – Saltwater Crocodile
2010 Deadly & Dangerous – Eastern Brown Snake
2011 Deadly & Dangerous – Box Jellyfish
2012 Deadly & Dangerous – Funnel-web Spider
2013 Deadly & Dangerous – Yellow Bellied Sea Snake
2014 Deadly & Dangerous – Spider-Hunting Scorpion
2015 Deadly & Dangerous – Australia’s Bull Ant
2016 Deadly & Dangerous – Australia’s Death Adder