Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin is part of a Royal Australian Mint series featuring saltwater crocodiles, which was issued in cooperation with Australia Zoo - home of the legendary "Crocodile Hunter", Steve Irwin. Issued over four years from 2013 to 2016, the series features two different depictions of a crocodile every year.

This issue is dedicated to "the favourite crocodile of the moment, Agro Junior".

The Mint says about it:
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 muddy waters around the northern areas of Australia, they can surprise and terrify a wide range of prey. Anything that flies, swims or roams in its watery region is fair game for this formidable 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 the hunters who were stalking his Cattle Creek home. Not only did he find a new home, but he found 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 this new collectible coin. This new coin in the Australian Saltwater Crocodile series, and continues a proud collaboration with Australia Zoo. This High relief coin captures Agro Junior in stunning details, to the Royal Australia Mint’s exacting proof standards.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a depiction of salt water crocodile Agro Junior lurking in wait on a creek bed. To the right of the crocodile, a stylised representation of the designer's signature BK (for Bronwyn King).

Around above, the name of the coin series: SALTWATER CROCODILE.

Around below, AGRO JUNIOR - FIVE DOLLARS. In smaller letters above that, the precious metal content: 1 oz .999 Ag (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription SALTWATER CROCODILE 1 oz .999 Ag AGRO JUNIOR - FIVE DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: boxed, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Salt Water Crocodiles series include:
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Saltwater Crocodile Bindi, 2013
- 1 oz Silver, Saltwater Crocodile Bindi, 2013
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Saltwater Crocodile Graham, 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Saltwater Crocodile Graham, 2014
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Saltwater Crocodile Agro Junior, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Saltwater Crocodile Agro Junior, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Saltwater Crocodile Monty, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Saltwater Crocodile Monty, 2016

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Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
Mintage Limit1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-RRGJ-OYPL
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