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Australia THE REEF - SURGEONFISH series AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II Silver Coin $0.50 Proof 2012

$89.91 Old Price: $99.90

Mint: The Perth Mint Australia
Product Code: PM-S-ASL-12-01
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Name of series
Metal Silver
Metal Composition (Troy OZ) 0.5
Mintage 10,000
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Weight (g) 15.591
Diameter (mm) 36.60
Thickness (mm) 2.30
Year of Issue 2012
Country Australia
Edge Redeed
Quality Proof
Exterior Decoration Pad printing
Package presentation box
Certificate of Authenticity YES

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✔ The third release in this stunning series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a Surgeonfish.
✔ The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.
✔ The coin’s reverse depicts a Surgeonfish in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. 
✔ Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – SURGEONFISH.
✔ Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.
✔ The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins worldwide.
✔ Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The coin is housed in a display case with an illustrated coral reef shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.  Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superb underwater scene.
The Acanthuridae are the family of surgeonfishestangs, and unicornfishes. The family includes about 82 extant species. The family is composed of marine fish living in tropical seas, usually around coral reefs. Many of the species are brightly colored and popular for aquaria.The distinctive characteristic of the family is the scalpel-like spines, one or more on either side of the tail ("thorn tails"), which are dangerously sharp. The dorsalanal, andcaudal fins are large, extending for most of the length of the body. The small mouths have a single row of teeth used for grazing on algae.Surgeonfishes sometimes feed as solitary individuals, but they also often travel and feed in schools. Feeding in schools may be a mechanism for overwhelming the highly aggressive defense responses of small territorial damselfishes that vigorously guard small patches of algae on coral reefs.

Most species are relatively small and have a maximum length of 15–40 cm (6–16 in), but some members of the genus Acanthurus, some members of the genus Prionurus, and most members of the genus Naso can grow larger, with the whitemargin unicornfish (N. annulatus), the largest species in the family, reaching a length of up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in). These fishes can grow quickly in aquaria, so average growth size and suitability should be checked before adding them to a marine aquarium.


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