The eighth release in the Deadly & Dangerous coin series has now been released by the Australian Perth Mint, this eighth coin will feature the very deadly Yellow Bellied Sea Snake. Highly venomous, the Yellow Bellied Sea Snake is commonly recognized by its paddle shaped tail and its distinctive coloring comprising a dark back in contrast to a patterned under belly.
The reverse side of this newly released coin features a full color portrait of the yellow bellied sea snake with a frosted cameo detail, the legend reads 1 oz 999 SILVER and guarantees the weight and purity of the coin. On the observe side of the coin is the portrait of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in crowned profile facing right, was sculpted by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Perth Mint employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed onto the surface of the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of this technology create a stunning full color portrait of the design on each coin released.
The Yellow Bellied Sea Snake is encapsulated inside an very elegant luxury presentation case made of highly polished solid wood, and protected by a full color outer shipper box. An individually numbered certificate of authenticity is also included. With a limited mintage of only 5,000 coins to be released by the Perth Mint these silver proof coins should sell out very quickly just like the previous released coins in the series.