The adorable pygmy possum marks the fourth release from the wonderfully crafted Australian Opal Series, showcasing nocturnal Australian animals created in pure Australian opal.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The 2013 Pygmy Possum coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Authentic Australian Opal Design
The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a pygmy possum on a banksia branch, detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts banksia leaves and blossoms, a waxing gibbous moon and the Southern Cross – a renowned star group which is only visible in the Southern hemisphere.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Special Display Case with Light
The 2013 Pygmy Possum 1oz Silver Proof Coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as the case is opened to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
This 1oz silver coin is accompanied by a stunningly illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,000 of these Australian Opal Series – The Pygmy Possum 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins.
The endearing pygmy possum coin is the fourth release in the Australian Opal Series. Showcasing nocturnal Australian animals created in pure Australian opal, this unique concept is simply dazzling.
This stunning series will feature eight coins in total, with two new coins released each year.
Previous Releases: The Koala, The Wombat and The Kangaroo
Forthcoming Releases: The Tasmanian Devil, The Masked Owl