Coin Design Follows Popular Bush Babies Silver Proof Series
The coin’s reverse depicts a dingo pup set against a background of Banksia, Sturt’s Desert Peas and foliage. The design includes the dingo’s insect friend, a butterfly, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Struck from aluminium bronze, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The coin’s obverse portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date.
Official Australia Post Stamp
The $1.60 stamp features a delightful baby dingo and is postmarked for the first day of issue. In addition, the envelope is endorsed with Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.
Beautifully Designed Presentation
Each coin is housed in a charming, specially designed card that fits inside the illustrated envelope with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs.
The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to present this wonderful stamp and coin cover series, featuring iconic baby animals gloriously illustrated by designer Elise Martinson. This series follows the same designs featured in the Australian Bush Babies 1/2oz Silver Proof series released from 2010 - 2011.