The mahogany glider is an extremely rare species of gliding possum found only in the fragmented woodlands, in a very small area of Queensland’s wet tropics.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Beautiful Coloured Design
The coin’s reverse features a coloured mahogany glider perched on a tree branch framed by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription MAHOGANY GLIDER.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the 2015 year-date and the coin’s weight and fineness appear on its obverse.
No more than 5,000 of the Endangered and Extinct – Mahogany Glider 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released.
Illustrated Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a presentation case with a stylised shipper featuring stunning imagery, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The mahogany glider is an extremely rare species of gliding possum found only in fragmented woodlands, in a very small area of Queensland’s wet tropics. Named for their mahogany-brown belly, the glider has a black dorsal stripe, and a gliding membrane which extends from wrist to ankle. This mysterious creature was thought to be extinct for some 100 years until it was rediscovered in 1989.
The furry critter makes its home in forests in the open canopies of trees, gliding from tree to tree at an average of 30 metres high, though some gliders have been known to reach 60 metres. Mahogany gliders use their long fluffy tails to stabilise themselves on landing.
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