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Niue 2017 Australia's Remarkable Reptiles #4 - Goanna Monitor Lizard $100 1 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof with Color GX - MINTAGE ONLY 150

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Dynamic design, EXCEEDINGLY LOW MINTAGE (only 150 - numbered on the edge!), vivid color and one of Australia's Remarkable Reptiles, the Goanna Monitor Lizard, make for a great pure gold investment!!

Sold out at the Mint!Fourth in this sought-after and highly popular series - Australia's Remarkable Reptiles! Following hot on the heels of the extraordinarily popular Deadly & Dangerous Series and Endangered & Extinct Series from the Perth Mint (Australia's precious metals experts), the intriguing Remarkable Reptiles Series pairs ridiculously low mintage limits with vibrant, dynamic designs. Each one full troy ounce pure gold proof finish coin portrays a distinctly native Aussie reptile in glorious, full color, set in its natural environment! Capture these Investment Opportunity!cold-blooded denizens from Down Under before they get away for good! Mintage just 150 - get yours now or forever hold your peace!

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Stunning, Full Color Goanna Monitor Lizard
One Troy Ounce Pure Gold - MINTAGE ONLY 150!
Remarkable Reptiles Goanna Monitor Lizard $100 Gold Full Package

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With a total mintage limit of just 150 coins, and being the fourth in an unique and highly desirable series, the Goanna Monitor Lizard 1 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof has already sold out at the Mint quickly on pre-release!

A very large and mean example of the Goanna Monitor Lizard, native to Australia.
 

Gold Proofs
  Blue Tongued Lizard or Skink $100 Pure Gold Proof (mintage 150)
  Goanna Monitor Lizard $100 Pure Gold Proof (mintage 150)

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We don't merely like this coin, we LOVE this beauty - and here's why!
    • Excruciatingly low mintage - only 150! Extraordinarily rare!
    • Stunningly engraved design depicts a full color, naturalistic portrait of an intriguing Goanna Monitor Lizard!
    • Sizable precious metal content - one full troy ounce of 99.99% pure gold, 38.61 mm in diameter!
    • Stupendous use of vibrant, full color accentuates the wonderfully detailed engraved design!
    • Individually numbered on the edge (matches certificate number), making each coin truly unique!
    • Displayed in a handsome, luxurious, highly polished solid wood presentation case with full-color certificate!
 
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Investment Note
Dramatic color with individually numbered serial number edge lettering! The mintage is just 150 - a mere one hundred fifty people around the globe will ever be able to own this prestigious, edge-numbered, one troy ounce pure gold proof! For the lover of endangered wildlife, the collector who appreciates tremendous design and rarity, and/or the savvy investor, this is the perfect numismatic gold coin!

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This pure gold proof depicts a full color, naturalistic portrait of one of Australia's Remarkable Reptiles. Struck from a one full troy ounce of .9999 fine gold, and spanning an impressive 38.61 mm in diameter (over 1.5 inches!), this imposing coin represents an appropriate and commanding tribute to the Goanna Monitor Lizard. Each coin is encapsulated and displayed in a highly polished, wooden presentation case accompanied by a full-color, numbered certificate - and each coin is individually numbered on the edge, making each truly unique! With a ridiculously low mintage of just 150 coins, these impressive gems are already sold out at the Mint!

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The Remarkable, Carnivorous Goanna Monitor Lizard
Goanna is the name used to refer to a number of different Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus. There are around thirty species of goanna, twenty-five of which are found in Australia. They are a varied group of carnivorous reptiles that range greatly in size and fill several ecological niches.

A very large and mean example of the Goanna Monitor Lizard, native to Australia. Being predatory lizards, goannas are often quite large, or at least bulky, with sharp teeth and claws. The largest is the perentie (Varanus giganteus), which can grow over six feet (2 meters) in length. The perentie is closely related to the even larger Komodo Dragon, which is also a monitor lizard.

The question of whether goanna lizards are venomous or not is growing. Previously, it was thought that the incessant bleeding caused by goanna-bites was the result of bacterial infection. More recent studies suggests that some monitor lizards (including goannas) are, in fact, venomous, and possess oral toxin-producing glands.

The goanna's hefty tail can be dangerous when swung, much like a crocodile's; small children and dogs have been knocked down by such attacks. Alarmed goannas can mistake standing humans for trees and attempt to climb off the ground to safety, which is understandably painful, because of the goanna's excessively strong and sharp claws.

Goannas have a prominent place in the culture of indigenous Australians. This includes totemic relationships, anthropomorphic representations in dreamtime stories, and as a food source. Goannas are protected species throughout Australia.

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Investment Note
The Goanna Monitor Lizard is the fourth release in the popular and exciting Remarkable Reptiles Series. Like all the releases in the Deadly & Dangerous series, and the Endangered & Extinct Series, this is an exceedingly popular, wildlife topic. Given the theme, as well as the woefully inadequate mintage limit of only 150 per release, it's only natural that collectors, investors and speculators have flocked to these beautiful coins and driven the prices skyward!

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Niue 2016 Remarkable Reptiles Goanna Monitor Lizard Pure Gold in boxObverse
A full color, realistic portrait of a Goanna Monitor Lizard in its natural surroundings. The legend AUSTRALIAN GOANNA defines the theme.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, highly polished, solid wood, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and white satin, and protected by an outer cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Niue
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 31.106 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Mintage Limit    150
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Raphael Maklouf (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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