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Australia 2008-P Discover Australia - Bottlenose Dolphins $5 1/25 Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Proof DX1

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A pair of fun, friendly dolphins frolic on this affordable, pure gold beauty!

Sold out at the Mint! The good-natured Bottlenose Dolphin is perhaps the best known marine mammal of Australia, an animal made all the more desirable by the Perth Mint's execution of this cute and jovial critter in 4 9s pure gold, artistically rendered in a frosted cameo proof finish! Even better is the price! Leave it to the Perth Mint to make the luxury of a .9999 fine gold proof affordable for everyone!

Dolphin.jpgThe obverse depicts two Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), highly social animals inhabiting bays and estuaries all around Australia.  Their ever-smiling appearance suggests a fun-loving nature that is confirmed by frequent tail slapping, wake-riding and general playfulness.  Extremely smart, they are able to communicate with each other using high frequency whistles, clicks and squeaks. Dolphins travel in family or clan groups called pods. Pods allow dolphins to better defend their young from their main predators, sharks, as well as to ingeniously herd fish into shoals for easier harvest.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us this petite gold proof, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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The 2008 1/25th Ounce Gold Proof Dolphins $5 from the Perth Mint of Australia in its box of issueTwo Bottlenose Dolphins amuse themselves in the warm ocean waters off Australia's coast. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously hidden in the waves to the right of the larger dolphin, near the 4:00 position, while the date of issue is located below the pair of merry marine mammals. The legend 1/25 OZ. 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, luxury presentation case with a native Australian jarrah wood lid, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Jarrah is a species of eucalyptus tree found in the southwest of Western Australia. Because of its similar appearance to mahogany, jarrah is sometimes referred to as Swan River mahogany, after the river that runs through Perth.

Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2008
Face Value 5 Dollars
Weight 1.235 g
Diameter 14.10 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     1.10 mm
Mintage Limit 25,000
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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