2020 Australia 1 Ounce Inside Australia’s Most Dangerous – Saltwater Crocodile Silver Proof Coin


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Part of a three-coin series: ‘Australia’s Most Dangerous’ featuring some of Australia’s deadliest animals reproduced in skeletal form, this beautiful 2020 $5 silver proof coin shows the fearsome Saltwater Crocodile in a new and unique form. The skeletal form of the crocodile hunting its prey demonstrates the power and grace of Australia’s ‘Salty’. A unique collectible for nature and science lovers and coin collectors.

The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the Estuarine Crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles. Identified by their broad snouts, powerful jaws and heavily armoured bodies, they can be found throughout tropical regions of Asia and the Pacific. Saltwater Crocodiles are capable of travelling long distances, and have been spotted at sea, far from land. They are large creatures, with adult males generally around 4—5 metres in length, although some specimens up to 6 metres have been recorded.


Year: 2020
Quality: Proof
Denomination: 5 Dollar
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce (31.06 Grams)
Purity: .999
Mintage: 5,000
Issuer: Australian Royal Mint
Diameter: 40 mm
Mint Capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity