Gainesville Coins has the 2012 Proof Silver 1 oz Gilded Alligator Coin for sale, in a special presentation box with Certificate of Authenticity. The lid of the alligator-patterned box has a clear lid filled with water, so that the scaly predator can be seen looking up at you from the depths. This special coin is minted from 1 oz of .999 pure silver by the New Zealand Mint, with the ‘gator gilded in 24k gold.
In a pattern reminiscent of the famed Fiji Silver Taku coin by the same mint, the alligator is shown over its natural habitat (in this case being a swamp) with the series name “American Reptile” in a crescent to the left. The purity of the coin is struck along the right border – “Fine Silver 999.” This proof silver coin is legal tender in the island nation of Niue, bearing a $2 denomination.