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Niue 2018 Australia's Remarkable Reptiles #5 - Saltwater Crocodile $100 1 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof with Color P09 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 vicious Saltwater Crocodile, make for a great pure gold investment!!

Sold out at the Mint!Fifth 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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Availaility Note - The entire mintage of 150 sold out on pre-release. Don't miss out - get yours now!

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With a total mintage limit of just 150 coins, and being the fifth in an unique and highly desirable series, the Saltwater Crocodile 1 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof has already sold out at the Mint quickly on pre-release!Coins in the Remarkable Reptiles Series:

A massive male saltwater crocodile waits on the river bank, eyeing its potential prey.Silver Proofs
    1)  Frilled Neck Lizard $1 Pure Silver Dollar
    2)  Thorny Devil Lizard or Dragon $1 Pure Silver Dollar
    3)  Blue Tongued Lizard or Skink $1 Pure Silver Dollar
    4)  Goanna Monitor Lizard $1 Pure Silver Dollar
    5)  Saltwater Crocodile $1 Pure Silver Dollar

Gold Proofs
    Blue Tongue Lizard $100 Pure Gold Proof (mintage 150)
    Goanna Monitor $100 Pure Gold Proof (mintage 150)
    
Saltwater Croc $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 Saltwater Crocodile!
    • 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 Saltwater Crocodile. 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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A massive male saltwater crocodile waits on the river bank, eyeing its potential prey.The Saltwater Crocodile
Saltwater crocodiles generally spend the tropical wet season in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream to estuaries in the dry season, and sometimes traveling far out to sea. Saltwater crocodiles compete fiercely with each other for territory, with dominant males in particular occupying the most eligible stretches of freshwater creeks and streams. Junior crocodiles are thus forced into the more marginal river systems and sometimes into the ocean. This explains the large distribution of the animal (ranging from the east coast of India to northern Australia) as well as its being found in odd places on occasion (such as the Sea of Japan). Saltwater crocodiles can swim 15 to 18 miles per hour in short bursts, but when cruising go 2 to 3 mph.

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A Powerful and Deadly Predator
Don't go swimming here! An Australian warning sign advises of the dangers of being eaten by a saltwater crocodile. Sudden attacks can occur at any time. The saltwater crocodile is an opportunistic apex predator capable of taking any animal that enters its territory, either in the water or on dry land. Domestic cattle, horse, water buffalo, sharks and gaur, all of which may weigh over a ton, are considered the largest prey taken by male crocodiles. As an ambush predator, it usually waits for its prey to get close to the water's edge before striking, using its great strength to drag the animal back into the water. Most prey animals are killed by the great jaw pressure of the crocodile, although some animals may be incidentally drowned. It is an immensely powerful animal, having the strength to drag a fully grown water buffalo into a river, or crush a full-grown bovid's skull between its jaws.

In its deadliest attack, called the "death roll," the saltie grabs onto the animal and rolls powerfully. This throws any struggling large animal off balance making it easier to drag it into the water. The "death roll" is also used for tearing apart large animals once they are dead. The only threats to adult saltwater crocodiles are other crocodiles and humans.

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Of course, the saltwater crocodile also poses a threat to humans as well.  In Australia, attacks are rare and usually make headlines when they do occur. There are, on average, no more than one or two fatal attacks reported per year in the country. The low level of attacks is most likely due to the extensive effort by local wildlife officials to post crocodile "warning" signs at nearly every billabong, river, lake and even at some beaches and also due to the relatively well-informed nature of the local citizens.

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Investment Note
The Saltwater Crocodile is the fifth 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 2015 Remarkable Reptiles Thorny Devil Lizard Pure Gold in boxObverse
A full color, realistic portrait of a saltwater crocodile in its natural surroundings. The legend SALTWATER CROCODILE 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 2018
   
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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