The Great White Shark is one of the fiercest predators in the world and even in the wide, deep oceans of the world, it exists as an apex predator. The Great White Shark is at the forefront of the human imagination, particularly when it runs wild in the water, because of the feature film Jaws. Those living along the coasts of landmasses around the world are more likely to encounter the Great White Shark due to their proximity to and time spent in the water. However, interactions between Great White Sharks and people are still relatively rare. It is often the outcome of these interactions that keep the Great White Shark in the spotlight. Now, the Great White Shark features second in the Royal Australian Mint’s Australia’s Most Dangerous Series. Read on to learn all about it.
Great White Shark Reverse
The reverse face of the 2021 Australian Great White Shark 1 oz Silver Coin is a depiction of one of the ocean’s deadliest predators. An apex predator, there are no natural enemies of the Great White in the ocean except for the occasion aggressive encounter with an orca whale. The cult classic film Jaws brought the Great White into the global consciousness and made more than a few people afraid to go in the water. Here, the powerful and aggressive beast is shown propelling itself out of the water upward like a missile as it exposes its rows upon rows of deadly teeth while on the attack. It is said the average Great White has more than 300 teeth in its mouth that are arranged in several rows. Inscriptions on this face of the coin read “1 oz .999 Silver” and “Great White Shark.”
Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
On the obverse side of the 2021 Australian Great White Shark Silver Coins is a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the sixth-generation effigy of the Queen to appear on Australian coins and it originated at the Royal Mint of England. The design was created in July 2015 by Jody Clark and began to appear on Australian coins in 2019. The bust of the Queen shows her wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. The inscriptions on this face of the coin include “Elizabeth II,” “Australia 2021,” and “1 Dollar.”
Details of the Australia’s Most Dangerous Release
The 2021 Australian Great White Shark is the second release in the Australia’s Most Dangerous Series and follows the Redback Spider. The coins have 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by Australia. The coins are available in individual protective plastic capsules and the Royal Australian Mint has limited the mintage of this coin to just 25,000 coins.
About Great White Shark
The Great White Shark is a species of mackerel shark that can be found in the coastal surface waters of all major oceans on the planet. From the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans to the Indian Ocean, the Great White Shark prowls the world’s oceans. While the Great White Shark often prowls the coastal regions of the oceans, it is also capable of reaching significant depths within the ocean and can reach as far down as 3,900 feet when swimming. Great White Sharks are one of the few major marine species you will not find in zoos or aquariums around the world. The need to travel long distances for seasonal migrations and a demanding diet, the Great White is not a good fit for these types of environments.
History of the Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint is the modern, sovereign mint for the Commonwealth of Australia. The mint was founded in and opened in 1965, becoming the first mint in Australia that was never a branch facility of the Royal Mint of England. Prior to Australia’s federation movement, coinage on the continent was produced by the branches of the Royal Mint: the Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint, and Perth Mint. With the founding of the Royal Australian Mint, the Perth Mint was eventually transferred to the control of the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint are the only two operational mints in the country. While the Perth Mint is the oldest and has legal tender status for its bullion coins, only the Royal Australian Mint has the authority to produce the nation’s official currency.
Collection Great White Sharks at Provident Metals
Now is your chance to capture the second design in the Australia’s Most Dangerous Series. The coins are currently available at Provident Metals. Please contact us with questions at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly. You can also follow us on Facebook for daily posts and spot price contests, and read our weekly blog posts for more information on upcoming and new releases.