The new annual Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles series has been launched with the release of the Frilled Neck Lizard Silver Proof Coin. This 2013 Tuvalu issue of 99.9% pure silver has entered the world of coins with the limited mintage quantity of 5 000 pieces, so, in case you’re enthusiastic about collecting reptile coins, hurry up to purchase yours. The obverse of the Tuvalu coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscriptions indicating the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, the issuing country and year as well as metal fineness. The truly amazing colored reverse displays the the Frilled Neck Lizard in its defensive stance with an outstretched frill to frighten off predators. This awesome little reptile of the genus Chlamydosaurus, also known as a frilled dragon, is between 70 to 90 cms long and dwells in hot tropical climates of the northern part of Australia. Opening its mouth and folding out the frill in order to appear larger is the lizard’s defensive strategy against lots of its enemies. The stylized reverse design is accomplished with exotic reptile skin patterns and the legend denoting the lizard’s name. Presented in a nice wooden presentation box, this 2013 Frilled Neck Lizard coin will be a real catch for those interested in exotic animals or collecting wildlife-themed coins.