Oct 072014

October sees the launch of the latest coin from the Australia Map Shaped Series featuring native Australian animals.

The new coin portrays one of Australia’s most feared reptiles, the Saltwater Crocodile. A formidable and opportunistic predator, it’s capable of killing almost any animal that enters its territory!


Australia Map Shaped Coin Series – Saltwater Crocodile 2014 1oz Silver Coin

Check out this video clip of the actual coin in capsule.

Issued as Australian legal tender, just 6,000 of these Saltwater Crocodile coins from the Australia Map Shaped 1oz Silver Series will be released in presentation packaging.

Australia Map Shaped Series

The Australia Map Shaped Coin Series has proved exceptionally popular since the first coin was issued in 2012. With a maximum mintage of 6,000, each coin is cleverly created from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in the shape of Australia.

The Kookaburra, Emu, Kangaroo and Platypus releases have already sold out, and there are currently less than 1,000 Koala coins still available for sale. Please consider snapping up the latest release if you’re intending to pursue this series further or simply love all things crocodilian!


Future assured for popular series

Contrary to information presented in this month’s Bulletin, this unique series is certain to continue in 2015 and beyond. Designs under consideration feature an adventurous and exciting selection of Australian animals that we’re sure will delight collectors going forward.



  2 Responses to “Map Shaped Series gets more bite”

  1. Glad to hear the map shaped coin series will be continuing. This is definitely one of Perth’s most innovative coin series, and I especially liked the new crocodile piece. It really stands out, and is probably my favorite after the original kookaburra.

    Can you say anything about what animals are under consideration? Perhaps a shark?

    • Hi CaptainOverkill

      Great to hear from you and thanks for your comments regarding the Map Shaped Series.

      Unfortunately it’s too early to reveal more details of future releases. For one thing Treasury are yet to comment on the proposed themes.

      Rest assured we’ll bring you news just as soon as possible.

      Kind regards

      Blog Team


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