The third coin in the remarkable Australian Megafauna coin series, the Genyornis, takes you back in time to discover this larger-than-life animal that once roamed Australia.
The Genyornis was a giant bird which formed part of a range of megafaunal creatures which inhabited Australia during the Pleistocene period.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Peter Trusler Design
The reverse of the coin features a design by paleo-artist, Peter Trusler, of a Genyornis set against a coloured background. The inscription GENYORNIS, the coin’s weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
No more than 6,500 of the Australian Megafauna – Genyornis 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.
Wonderfully Illustrated Shipper and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a stylish case and themed shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Five-Coin Plastic Display Box
A superb way to protect and present all Australian Megafauna series coins, this five-coin plastic display box comprises an easy-to-assemble polypropylene charcoal tray and transparent sleeve, and is complimentary with the delivery of the third coin release when purchased as a subscription.
This remarkable series goes back in Australia’s history to discover the larger-than-life animals that once roamed our land, with the third release depicting the Genyornis.
This incredible flightless bird was heavily built, standing more than two metres tall, with massive hind legs, tiny wings and hoof-like toes.
Fossils of Genyornis have been found in association with human artefacts, including cave paintings and carved footprints, suggesting human co-existence. Sometimes such fossils have been found in groups, suggesting that, like emus, the species may have lived in mobs.
Previous releases: Procoptodon, Diprotodon
Forthcoming releases: Thylacoleo, Megalania