The saltwater crocodile is one of the most dangerous wild animal species in the world today, and is also among the largest predatory creatures on the planet. Found throughout Southeast Asia, the saltwater crocodile is one of Australias deadliest creatures and is the focus of several coin issues from the Perth Mint.

Coin Highlights:

  • Available to you in a protective plastic flip or tubes of 25.
  • Depiction of the saltwater crocodile species.
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • The face value of $.50 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
  • A saltwater crocodile opens its jaws to expose its deadly teeth.

The saltwater crocodile design featured on these 2017 1/2 oz Australian Silver Saltwater Crocodile Coins has been in use on silver coins from the Perth Mint since 2014 when 1 oz versions of the coin were introduced.

All of these 2017 1/2 oz Australian Silver Saltwater Crocodile Coins are available to you in new condition. The coins are packaged individually inside of protective plastic flips.

Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of all 2017 1/2 oz Australian Silver Saltwater Crocodile Coins. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This design was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and originally featured on Royal Mint coins from 1998 to 2015. The Perth Mint used in on Australian denominations from 1999 to 2018.

A saltwater crocodile is shown on the reverse side of the 2017 1/2 oz Australian Silver Saltwater Crocodile Coin. The crocodile is shown with its body curled in a C-shape and its jaws wide open exposing its deadly teeth. Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles alive in the world today with the largest specimens in the species weighing more than 2,000 lbs. The bite force of the crocodile is enough to shatter bones.

The saltwater crocodile is so-named because it inhabits saltwater coastlines and brackish water regions from the east coast of India down through Southeast Asia to the eastern coast of Australia.

Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia. Originally opened as a Royal Mint facility, today it operates independent of the sovereign Royal Mint of Australia and is owned by the state of Western Australia.

This Silver Round can be stored at our Ready Vaults storage free of charge for 1 year for new Ready Vault customers. Call 561-529-3012 for more details.

All orders over 300 oz of silver ship for free, and each package receives insurance and tracking information. Since these Silver Coins have not been handled, they will be delivered in new condition. Regardless of order size, these 1/2 oz Silver Coins are easy to store. If you have any other questions about our 1/2 oz 2017 Elizabeth II Australian Saltwater Crocodile Coins, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you need assistance, please call us at 561-529-3012.