The Orangutan is characterised by its ape-like shape, shaggy red fur, long arms and grasping hands and feet. This ‘man of the forest’ is now only found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in south-east Asia.
The destruction of habitats through commercial logging, forest clearance for oil palm plantations and agriculture, have contributed to this animal’s need for protection. In addition, uncontrolled fires and human exploitation present further challenges. It is more important than ever to safeguard the future of this well-loved species.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Orangutan Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse features an adult Orangutan and baby in colour, against a forest backdrop. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands with a bamboo motif. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – ORANGUTAN is also incorporated into the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated shipper.
Following the Giant Panda, the Orangutan is the second release in this exciting series. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
By purchasing this coin, Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1.99 to the WWF Australia on your behalf.
Previous Release: Giant Panda
Forthcoming Releases: Polar Bear, Black Rhinoceros, Siberian Tiger