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The silver Australian bottlenose dolphin coin is struck in four-nine (0.9999) fine silver by the Perth Mint. The obverse side shows two bottlenose dolphins leaping high above the waves and facing each other, forming a heart shape. Dolphins often symbolize love and compassion and are among the most intelligent creatures on the planet. And, of course, bottlenose dolphins are native to the waters around Australia (particularly the Great Barrier Reef), which makes them a suitable subject for Perth Mint to celebrate.
On the reverse side, we can see Jody Clark’s side profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with weight, purity, and face value. The letter P marks the Perth Mint as the mint of origin. Each coin has a face value of $2 AUD, although striking the coins in 99.99% pure silver makes for a significantly higher value. These coins weigh 1.5 troy ounces and are 5 mm thick (nearly as thick as a stack of three quarters!), making for a weightier and satisfying feel compared to lighter 1 oz silver coins.
These coins are backed by the Australian government and considered legal tender under the 1965 Australian Currency Act. The unusual 1.5 oz weight and high silver content have led to significant interest in the silver dolphin, creating a healthy market for collectors.
The Perth Mint is known for its high-quality bullion and is authorized as a Good Delivery refinery by the London Bullion Market Association. This is the most highly-coveted seal of approval in the international bullion market.
Orders in 150 piece increments ship in a sealed Monster Box straight from the Perth Mint. Monster boxes provide the best safety and protection to your bullion during shipment when you order in bulk.
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.
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