Australian Apex Predators

Australian Apex Predators

In the last couple of months the final coins in the Australian Apex Predators coin series were released by Australian Gold & Silver Exchange. The coin series launched in early 2016 with the wedge-tailed eagle followed by the dingo, great white shark, Tasmanian devil and the saltwater crocodile.

Coin designs for the Australian Apex Predators coin series; wedge-tailed eagle, dingo, great white shark, tasmanian devil and crocodile

Wedge-tailed eagle illustration

Wedge-tailed eagle coin design and packaging
I enjoyed illustrating this series and working in black and white allowed me to really forget about colour and just focus on the intricate details. I always gain a new appreciation for animals when I research them for illustration projects and the Australian apex predators were no exception. We have some awe-inspiring creatures in Australia and a wonderful thing about this project is that a portion of profits goes to the Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

Posing with Gina the wedge-tailed eagle at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

The coins are struck in 1oz of pure silver and are Cook Islands legal tender with a denomination of $1CID. The coins are available from the AGSX website and if you are lucky you can still pick up a limited signed edition, hand signed by myself 🙂

To see more images from this project, please visit the portfolio page here.

2 Comments to Australian Apex Predators

  1. Fay Thomson

    That is beautiful work. You have talent plus Elise

    • Elise Martinson Elise Martinson

      Fay! Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for the kind words!

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