2011: Australian Antarctic Territory Series: Killer Whale
Australian Antarctic Territory Series #8: 2010 - Husky.
Eighth in series. Perth Mint silver proof commemorative $1 coin featuring the Killer Whale. The killer whale is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales have sophisticated social structures, hunting techniques and vocal behaviours, which are passed across generations. They also have keen hearing and good eyesight, both in and out of water, and a developed sense of touch. The killer whale's large size and strength make it one of the fastest of marine mammals. The average lifespan of males and female varies according to habitat and lifestyle. The female killer whale is thought to live the longest, to a maximum age of 80 to 90 years.
The coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality with colour incorporated in the reverse design, with a limited worldwide release of only 7,500 coins.
Issued as Australian legal tender.
All coins are individually packaged in a blue lacquered metal presentation case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.