2022 $5 Beauty, Rich & Rare – Daintree Rainforest 1oz Silver Coin
- Denomination: $5
- Mint: Royal Australian Mint
- Purity: 99.9%
- Metal: Silver
- Max Mintage: 7500
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The second in the Royal Australian Mint’s ‘Beauty, Rich, and Rare’ domed coin series
The Royal Australian Mint is proud to present the second release in its Beauty, Rich & Rare series, which celebrates Australia’s phenomenal natural wonders. The Daintree Rainforest Silver Coloured Proof Domed Coin follows the successful release of the first coin in the series featuring the Great Barrier Reef. This unique coin will be particularly sought after by the international market.
The Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland is the world’s most ancient rainforest, estimated to be 180 million years old. So impressive is the forest, Sir David Attenborough called it ‘the most remarkable place on Earth’. Covering approximately 1,200 square-kilometres.
Declared a World Heritage Listed site in 1988, the Daintree is home to a diverse population of wildlife, which includes 30 per cent of Australia’s frog, reptile and marsupial species and 90 per cent of Australia’s bat and butterfly species.
Home to the Daintree River, visitors to the rainforest can spot saltwater crocodiles on a river cruise or undertake one of the many hikes to immerse themselves in the forest.
The coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark, while the superbly-crafted reverse is certain to make the coin stand out in any collection.