This peaceful, bamboo-eating member of the bear family is native to China. It is easily recognised by the large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Known for its solitary nature, the Giant Panda has an acute sense of smell and can grow up to five feet in height. The lifespan of this bear in the wild has not been confirmed but the oldest captive animal lived to 37 years of age.
The Giant Panda is listed as endangered and although estimations vary, it is thought that there are as few as 1,500 of these amazing creatures left in the wild.
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.
Giant Panda Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse features an adult Giant Panda and cub in colour, against a backdrop of a bamboo forest and a mountain. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands with a bamboo motif. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – GIANT PANDA is incorporated into the design.
Issued as 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 2011 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.
The Giant Panda is the first release in this exciting new series. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Governemnt of Tuvalu.
By purchasing this coin, Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1.99 to The WWF Australia on your behalf.
Forthcoming Releases: Orangutan, Polar Bear, Black Rhinoceros, Siberian Tiger