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1989 Two Hundred Dollar Gold Proof Coin Frill Necked Lizard

1989 Two Hundred Dollar Gold Proof Coin Frill Necked Lizard

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Features the Frilled Neck Lizard, with the frill fully expanded.

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AUSTRALIA 1989 TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR PROOF. Pride of Australia - Frilled Neck Lizard

Obverse: Maklouf portrait of Elizabeth II to right

Reverse: Frilled Neck Lizard

Purity: 91.67%

Weight: 10g

AGW: 0.2947 ozt

Features the Frilled Neck Lizard, with the frill fully expanded.

The Australian commemorative $200 gold coin series was introduced in September 1980, some eight months after the gold price peaked at around US$850 per ounce.

The series ran until 1994, mintage figures declined each and every year along the way.

The 1989 $200 coin features the Frilled Neck Lizard with the frill fully expanded.

The Frilled Neck Lizard is an amazing little reptile that is fascinating to people all over the world.

They are between 70 to 90 cms long, and have a 'frill' around their head.

When the lizard gets frightened, it opens its mouth and the frill is folded out.

This is to make the lizard appear larger and is one of its defensive strategies against predators.

The lizard can also run very fast, and it runs on its two hind legs.

When you consider that a limited edition $200 coin can be bought for less than $100 above melt value, you can see these coins are excellent value for money.

Each coin contains 9.167g of solid 24ct gold, which is equivalent to 0.2947 ozt AGW.