2015 $1 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Australian Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior
Continuing the Royal Australian Mint’s collaboration with Australia Zoo, the third Saltwater Crocodile coin features Agro Junior, the son of the Crocoseum’s cold-blooded, but loving couple -Agro and Cookie. This silver frosted coin will appeal to young coin collectors, wildlife lovers and the many people who are fond of Australia’s world-famous zoo.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Whether you call it the saltwater crocodile, the estuarine crocodile or crocodylus porosus, it is the largest reptile roaming the earth today. Lurking in dark and cloudy waters around the northern areas of Australia, it can surprise and terrify a wide range of prey. Almost anything that flies, swims or roams in its watery region is fair game for this hungry creature.
Since 1988, 37-year old Agro has lived in the comfort of Australia Zoo’s Crocoseum. This 15-foot wonder was captured from the wild to protect him from hunters who had been stalking his Cattle Creek home. Not only did he find a new home, but he fell in love with Cookie, a ten-foot lady crocodile who is the calmest and ‘gentlest’ of crocs in the enclosure.
Agro and Cookie raised a son, Agro Junior, the star of his new collectable coin.
• The third coin in a proud collaboration with Australia Zoo
• The coin and packaging features images of one of Australia Zoo’s beloved crocodiles, Agro Junior
• Limited mintage of 10 000
• Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s frosted uncirculated standard
• Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley; Reverse designer M. Milan
• Australian legal tender
|Metal||99.9 % Ag|
|Manufacturer||Royal Australian Mint|
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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