The Perth Mint’s Australian Opal series nears conclusion with the
Jan. 6 release of the Rough-Scaled Python dollar coin.
The rough-scaled python is a dark brown snake with pale brown
blotches, a triangular head and a thin body. Its scales have ridges
along the middle giving them a rough, sandpaper-like feel. This
nonvenomous snake kills its prey by constriction.
The seventh coin in the eight-coin series shows a python in pure
opal on the reverse, in a design by Aleysha Howarth. The outer panel
of the coin depicts a collection of fern fronds.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen
The Proof .999 fine silver dollar weighs 31.135 grams, measures 36.6
millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 8,000 pieces.
The coin is issued at the official price of $104.55 Australian.
U.S. distributor Talisman Coins offer the coin for $79.95 each, with quantity discounts for purchases of
three or more coins.
For more information about the coin, visit the distributor’s website.
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