Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Baby Echidna Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts an irresistible coloured image capturing the uniqueness and charm of a beautiful baby echidna. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design features a friendly Australian insect and delicately frosted representations of Australian bush flowers.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these Australian Bush Babies II – Echidna 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in an attractive presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.
The third release in this cute series depicts a baby echidna. The echidna is native to Australia, and can be recognised by its spiky coat and rambling walk. This endearing mammal has a long snout which functions as both a mouth and a nose, and feeds by using its long, sticky tongue to collect food.
The echidna has very short, strong limbs with large claws, making them powerful diggers, and is also one of only four species of mammal that lay eggs.
Previous Release: Kookaburra, Possum
Forthcoming Releases: Platypus, Wombat