Tyger, Tyger, burning bright in the forests of the night…’ Just what the famous poet, Blake, might have written about the demise of the Tasmanian tiger, we can never know. Strictly speaking, the Tasmanian tiger is not a tiger at all, but a thylacine and marsupial. This fabled creature was sadly hunted to extinction. Following the sell-out success of the 'Deadly and Dangerous' series it can be expected that this release will go wild!
The coin’s reverse depicts a Tasmanian tiger and cub set against its natural habitat. The tiger and cub are featured in stunning colour and are authentic depictions of this noble beast.
The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date appear on the obverse of each coin.
Strictly Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin
This specially commissioned coin is packaged in a high-gloss wooden case and customised shipper.
Commissioned product - Struck by The Perth Mint
Commencing with the Tasmanian Tiger, this outstanding series will feature a number of extinct or threatened animal species in Australia.