This wonderfully coloured coin depicts a swimming crabeater seal, a species which lives in the ice-pack zone surrounding Antarctica. The seals, which grow to about 2.5m in length, can plunge 250m into the near freezing waters. Despite their name, the light-coloured seals eat krill, not crabs, filtering out the tiny crustaceans through specially adapted teeth.
$1 Aluminium Bronze Coin
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from aluminium bronze.
Wonderful Colour Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse features a Crabeater Seal delving into the waves. The inscription CRABEATER SEAL and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse
Official Australia Post Stamp
The uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window to showcase its reverse and obverse designs. Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.00 stamp and is postmarked with the first day of issue, 27 March 2018.