A sensational addition to one of the hottest series in numismatics, the sixth coin in the Australian Deadly & Dangerous Series was unveiled to riotous demand! A characteristically stunning example of The Perth Mint’s unparalleled full-colour minting techniques, this dramatic legal tender coin honoured 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 proved a must-have for the coin collectors lucky enough to secure this illustrious coin upon release. Demand proved too much for the mintage o 5,000 – this coin sold out at speed!
- Struck to Proof quality from 1oz of pure 99.9% 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