The Perth Mint
2023 $5 Rough-Toothed Dolphin 1 oz Silver High Relief Proof CoinRoyal Australian Mint
The Coin Company is proud to present 2023 $5 Rough-Toothed Dolphin 1 oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin by The Royal Australian Mint.
Dolphins are found in oceans throughout the world but more often located in deeper waters far out to sea are Rough-Toothed Dolphins. These elegant creatures are celebrated on the Royal Australian Mint’s new Investment and High Relief Silver Proof coins, the fifth release in a series featuring different dolphin species.
Most often encountered far beyond land, Rough-Toothed Dolphins are less well-known than the familiar Bottlenose Dolphin. Named for the irregular ridges on their teeth which are unique to their species, these dolphins are superficially similar in appearance to other dolphins, though the differences, such as their conical head and slender nose, are apparent on closer examination. Like other dolphins, they live on a diet of squid and small fish.
These creatures live in groups of up to 20 and exhibit similar behaviours as other dolphins, including occasional bow-riding of boats. Population numbers aren’t known but Rough-Toothed Dolphins are not thought to be threatened. However, they can fall victim to nets and hunting by fishermen, as well as to predation by sharks and killer whales
Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark.
Each coin includes a display box and numbered certificate of authenticity.
2023 $5 Rough-Toothed Dolphin 1 oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin has a limited mintage of 1,000.
Product Availability - Late November!