2021 1oz Silver Australia Great White Shark BU
The Royal Australian Mint is very pleased to announce the release of the second coin in an amazing new series ‑ Australia’s Most Dangerous, featuring deadly animals of the Australian continent. This second release brings into focus the incredibly magnificent, yet universally feared, Great White Shark. The design is fiercely awesome and the fineness of detail is remarkable! This second of series, highly collectible, limited mintage 2021 1oz Silver Australia Great White Shark BU coin is most worthy of its place among Australia’s Most Dangerous!
Magnificent, Dangerous & Feared!
As an Australian legal tender offering the obverse, common to the new series, displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth designed by Jody Clark. Inscriptions encircling the rim include”ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA 2021 . 1 DOLLAR.”
The reverse features of this 2021 1oz Silver Australia Great White Shark BU an outstanding action scene of a massive great white shark propelling itself up from the depths to breach the water’s surface. The spray of the disturbed water follows the shark up, high above the surface. This provides a realistic sense of the actual movement of the shark. With nearly its complete body exposed, the shark’s massive mouth opens wide to reveal the rows of razor-sharp teeth. This is an incredible scene, you should hope never to experience such up-close and personal!
Consistent with the on-going series design, stacked at the bottom rim is the inscription in large bold type, “GREAT WHITE SHARK.” Also, included at the top right rim are the coin’s specs, “1 oz .999 SILVER.
This is an incredibly fine second of series offering. This coin is certain to move as swiftly as the Great White does through the water!
- 2021 1oz Silver Australia Great White Shark BU.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Very limited mintage of 25,000.
- Obverse: Displays the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the coin’s center inset. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, “ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA 2021 . 1 DOLLAR.”
- Reverse: Features a fine action scene of a large Great White shark, breaching the surface of the water ‑ teeth fully exposed. Inscriptions include “1 oz .999 SILVER” at the top rim and “GREAT WHITE SHARK” in a large, bold typestyle, stacked in three lines at the bottom.
The Great White Shark
As noted by the mint,
The Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) is one of Australias most feared creatures, yet relatively little is known about them because of their elusive behaviour. Immortalised in cult classic, Jaws, the Great White Shark is the worlds largest known predatory fish and can grow up to six metres long. With up to 300 teeth across several rows and that replace themselves over the sharks lifespan, the Great White Shark tears
its food into chunks before swallowing the pieces whole.
This apex predator is named after its white belly and features a grey upper body. Cruising at about 40 kilometres an hour, the Great White can propel itself up to 56 kilometres an hour in short bursts, such as when attacking its prey. They have been known to jump out of the water, breaching like a whale. While the predator has been found along Australias east, south and west coastlines, human interactions with the shark are relatively rare. With Great White Shark numbers thought to be decreasing, they are a protected species in Australia.