Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles – Thorny Devil Lizard 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Fineness (% purity): 99.9
Silver Content (Troy oz): 1
Coin Denomination (TVD): 1
Coin Thickness (mm): 4.00
Coin Diameter (mm): 40.60
Coin Minimum Gross Weight (g): 31.135
Year of Issue: 2014
Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Manufacturer: The Perth Mint
Coin Mintage: 5,000
The second coin from this remarkable series features the Thorny Devil Lizard.
The colouring of this distinctive lizard helps to camouflage it from predators, and the sharp spines or thorns which cover the length of its body protect it from any attacks. This fearsome looking creature is a magnificent addition to this popular series celebrating Australia’s remarkable reptiles.
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured Thorny Devil in defence mode, bordered by a montage of exotic reptile skin patterns. The design also incorporates the inscription THORNY DEVIL LIZARD. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2014 year-date.