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Tuvalu 2017 Deadly & Dangerous - Bull Shark $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color P04

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He's a biter - and deathly hungry! The twelfth release in the incredibly popular Deadly & Dangerous series features the Bull Shark, whose highly aggressive nature is responsible for the vast majority of inshore shark attacks and fatalities, on full color on this frosted cameo proof pure silver dollar!

If you've followed the Deadly and Dangerous Series since its inception, you already know our advice: never wait to place your order! These killer animals can sell out quickly and skyrocket in price!

The latest release in this sought-after series is the Australian Bull Shark, one of the deadliest sharks the planet! The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is a requiem shark commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The name "bull shark" comes from the shark's stocky shape, broad, flat snout, and aggressive, unpredictable behavior. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature, predilection for warm shallow water, and presence in brackish and freshwater systems including estuaries and rivers. Bull sharks can thrive in both salt and fresh water and can travel far up rivers. They have been known to travel as far up the Mississippi River as Illinois (!!!), although few freshwater human-shark interactions have been recorded. They are probably responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including many bites and fatalities attributed to other species.

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An Unique Creature on a Coin! To the best of our knowledge, this is the very first time that the Australian Bull Shark has ever been depicted on a coin! Collectors need this silver dollar not only for the Deadly & Dangerous series, but also to complete their numismatic zoo! As far as we know, this is the only appearance of the venomous Bull Shark on coinage!

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Investment Note
This is the twelfth release in the Deadly and Dangerous series from the Perth Mint. Most previous releases sold out at the Mint in record time and increased in value. Given the theme as well as the woefully inadequate mintage limit of only 5,000 per release, it's only natural that collectors, investors and speculators have flocked to these beautiful coins and driven the prices skyward! Get your one troy ounce Death Adder pure silver dollar with color now!

 Other releases in the Deadly and Dangerous series may be available:
    2011 Box Jellyfish
    2013 Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
    2014 Spider-Hunting Scorpion
    2015 Bull Ant
    2016 Death Adder

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
A full color portrait with frosted cameo detail of five bull sharks ready to attack! The central image depicts a detailed, full color image of a large, aggressive adult bull shark. The legend AUSTRALIA'S BULL SHARK defines the theme. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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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 earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, luxury presentation case made of highly polished, solid wood and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.

Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.

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