May 2012


May 2012

About the Whale Shark Gold Coin

By StoneX Bullion

Whale Shark Gold Coin 2012 Discover Australia

The Whale Shark gold coin has a feature that makes it distinguishable from the coins belonging to the Discover Australia series. It is a series that comprises five proof gold coins issued all in the same year 2012. Also in the same year, before the gold series, was issued a silver Discover Australia collection, bearing the same designs and the same high quality, with the only difference being the precious metal from which the coins were manufactured. Therefore there is a difference when it comes to the price, also.

The distinguishable feature of the Whale Shark gold coin is that it is the only coin that depicts an aquatic animal. The rest, the goanna, the red kangaroo, the green and gold bell frog, and the kookaburra, are all animals that belong to the terrestrial Australian landscapes.

The bullion characteristics of the Whale Shark gold coin are very appealing to investors. The coin displayed on our website weighs 15.55 grams or 1/2 oz. of 99.99% pure gold so it has a fineness of 24 carats. It also has a diameter of 25.60 mm and a 2.40 mm thickness. Other sizes available for the gold coin belonging to the Discover Australia series are 1/10 oz. and 1/25 oz.

Whale Shark Gold Coin Design

The head side of the Whale Shark gold coin depicts an effigy of an elder portrait of Queen Elizabeth II engraved by Ian Rank-Broadley. The portrait is encircled by the following inscriptions: ELIZABETH II, 50 DOLLARS denomination, and AUSTRALIA.

The tail side of the Whale Shark gold coin illustrates the image of an adorable fish swimming in the deep water with his mouth opened. The Whale Shark is the largest fish in the world and despite its considerable size it is harmless and it is engraved with its multiple light spots. It is a majestic aquatic creature, worthy of being engraved as a Whale Shark gold coin in proof quality. The inscriptions found on the reverse are: DISCOVER AUSTRALIA, 2012, WHALE SHARK, 1/2oz 9999 GOLD, and the letter P for the Perth Mint.

Whale Shark Gold Coin Proof Quality for Investors

Therefore, it depends on your aquatic or terrestrial inclinations when choosing in which coin from the Discover Australia proof quality to invest in. Or if we cannot decide whether to invest in the Whale Shark gold coin or in one of the other four gold coins, you can invest into all five of them.

The Whale Shark gold coin is a liquid asset due to its bullion characteristics like the high purity and also due to the high demand manifested for the coins for the Discover Australia collection. All these Australian wildlife gold coins were issued in a scarce mintage so investors and collectors are very drawn to them.

The Whale Shark gold coin is a newly released coin and at time goes by there will be less and less coins for trading, which will increase profitability for the investor owning it so people should take advantage of the affordable price at which it is found now on our website.