Yellow Bellied Sea Snake
Global numismatics has been surprised with the next release of the bestselling Australian Deadly & Dangerous series capturing images of the most infamous Australian animals. The latest issue honors on of the most eye-catching snakes living in Australia – the Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake.
Evolving from terrestrial snakes of Asia and Australia 10 million years ago, this flat-tailed sea snake is known for its strong venom, which contains neurotoxins and mycotoxins. The bite of the Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake can cause neuromuscular paralysis, whereas a serious bite from its sharp fangs can result in paralysis and death.
The 40.60mm flan of the 2013 $1 Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake 1oz Silver Proof is a striking example of the Perth Mint`s full-color minting. The Vibrant hues of this creature have been captured perfectly on the reverse of the coin. The obverse includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II, “Tuvalu”, and the legal tender value of the coin.
The Deadly & Dangerous Silver Proof Series includes limited mintage of coins – not more than 5 000 sold out with enormous speed which are now catalogued at a high issue price.
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 Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
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