Struck from 99.99% pure silver, this year’s Mother & Baby 2oz Silver Bullion Piedfort Coin is issued as Australian legal tender with a maximum mintage of 75,000 pieces.
With a maximum thickness of 6.42mm, the chunky new release portrays a semi-submerged Saltwater Crocodile with a baby riding on its head.
Australia has the greatest population of ‘salties’ in the world. The largest reptiles in existence, these formidable creatures are found across the north of the continent where they represent a significant danger to unwary humans.
Fiercely protective of their nests, females typically lay between 40 and 60 eggs during the breeding season. Mothers exhibit a remarkable level of maternal care for their young, often carrying hatchlings to the water by mouth. Females will also do their utmost to protect juveniles for around eight months before they naturally start to disperse.