A sensational addition to one of the hottest series in numismatics, the latest in the Australian Deadly & Dangerous Series has just been unveiled! A characteristically stunning example of The Perth Mint’s unparalleled full-colour minting techniques, this dramatic new legal tender coin honours one of the world’s most lethal aquatic inhabitants – the Box Jellyfish.
Found off Northern Australia, and in the Indo-Pacific region, the Box Jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) is, according to the Australian Institute of Marine Science, ‘claimed to be the most venomous marine animal known’. An astonishing life form, it can grow up to 15 tentacles, each with a length of up to 3 metres, from each corner of the cubic bell from which it takes its name. Each tentacle is endowed with up to 5,000 stinging cells containing toxins that attack the heart, nervous system and skin. Causing excruciating pain, this aquatic assassin can kill a human within minutes. Capturing the lethal beauty of the Box Jellyfish – which has killed 64 people in Australia since the first recorded death in the 1880s – this 40.60mm Silver Proof is a must-have for all coin collectors.
Moreover, this coin is crucial for anyone who owns any of its predecessors in the Deadly & Dangerous Series. Virtually never offered, the soaring market values of the 2006 Red-back Spider $1 (now A$1,000+), 2007 Great White Shark $1 (A$169), 2008 Blue-Ringed Octopus $1 (A$250), 2009 Saltwater Crocodile $1 (A$225) and 2010 Eastern Brown Snake (A$179) creates a strong incentive to secure the 2011 Box Jellyfish $1 at Official Issue Price!
- Struck to Proof quality from 1oz of pure .999 silver
- Features a vibrant design of Australia’s Box Jellyfish
- Tiny mintage just 5,000 – sell-out guaranteed
- Struck by The Perth Mint for Tuvalu as legal tender of $1
- Set in a high-gloss timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity