Australia – Reef Series – Clownfish – 50 Cents – 2010 – Proof Silver Coin – Mint Box & COA – The Perth Mint has been releasing some stunning coins celebrating five fascinating reef dwellers from the amazing Australia sea life coin series. The first coin was the Lionfish and has already sold out. The second coin in this series depicts a Leafy Sea Dragon and can be found on our website. This is the third coin in the series and will be followed by the Seahorse (March 2010) and Moray Eel (May 2010). The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. Australian waters host some of the most famous reef systems in the world. From spectacular tropical corals to towering forests of kelp, these dynamic environments are teeming with aquatic life. Celebrating five fascinating reef dwellers, this stunning collector series now includes a release portraying a Clownfish. The coin’s reverse portrays a Clownfish in color. Bright orange with three black-bordered white stripes, this remarkable fish has natural protection from the stinging cells on the waving tentacles of the sea anemone in which it prefers to live. Growing up to 8cm in length, Clownfish occur in sheltered tropical waters, including the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. The coin’s reverse also incorporates The Perth Mint’s historic “P” mintmark. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date. This coin is available online and no more than 10,000 Clownfish coins will be released by The Perth Mint. Each coin is housed in a presentation case which comes in a colorfully illustrated box-shipper. When lined-up in release order, the shipper illustrations form a linked image depicting all five reef creatures. Each coin is also accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.