Featuring some of Australia’s most beloved feathered creatures, The Perth Mint’s Birds of Australia series is sure to impress bird lovers and coin collectors alike.
The third release in this exciting series features the Regent Bowerbird. The male bird is black with a golden orange-yellow crown, mantle and tipped wing feathers. The female is a brown bird with white or fawn markings.
The Regent Bowerbird is distributed to rainforests and margins of eastern Australia, from central Queensland to New South Wales. This species in particular is known to mix a muddy grey-blue or pea green ‘saliva paint’ in their mouths, which they use to decorate their bowers.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.
The coin’s reverse portrays a male and female Regent Bowerbird in colour, headed by the inscription REGENT BOWERBIRD. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design also includes representations of Australian vegetation.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date.
The coin is housed in a presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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