The final release in this exciting series features the Splendid Fairy-wren.
Widely distributed in south-west and inland south-east Australia, the Splendid Fairy-wren inhabits dense shrubs and woodlands. Living in small groups, it’s a jaunty bird that hops and bounces among the undergrowth in search of insects.
During the breeding season, the male moults into brilliant blue plumage. The mainly grey-brown female builds an oval domed nest in which to incubate her eggs. Other members of the group all help-out with feeding the chicks.
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 2013 Birds of Australia Splendid Fairy-Wren 1/2oz Silver Proof Coins.
The coin’s reverse portrays a Splendid Fairy-Wren in colour, headed by the inscription SPLENDID FAIRY-WREN. 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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