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FRILLED NECK LIZARD Remarkable Reptiles Silver Proof Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2013


The first coin in the new series 'Remarkable Reptiles' pays homage to one of Australia's most famous and iconic reptiles, the Frilled Neck Lizard. Struck by the Perth Mint, each coin is presented within a specially designed high-gloss timber case and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Frill Necked Lizard
The frill-necked lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), also known as the frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea.
The frill-necked lizard is so called because of the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. When the lizard is frightened, it produces a startling deimatic display: it gapes its mouth, exposing a bright pink or yellow lining; it spreads out its frill, displaying bright orange and red scales; raises its body; and sometimes holds its tail above its body. This reaction is used for territorial displays, to discourage predators, and during courtship.
The lizard is a relatively large member of the agamid family, growing up to 85 centimetres (2.79 ft). It is capable of bipedal locomotion.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s reverse features a Chlamydosaurus kingii in colour while it gapes its mouth and spreads out its frill, displaying bright orange and red scales. The inscription FRILLED NECK LIZARD also appears in the design. Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the monetary denomination.