The third issue in this series features the terrific Tasmanian Devil. Be quick because this coin is sure to be a sell-out like its predecessors!
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Stunning Reverse Design
The coin portrays a magnificent Tasmanian Devil in colour. The background comprises representations of fern leaves and a rocky den.
Issued as 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 and the 2013 year-date appear on the obverse of the coin.
Strictly Limited Mintage
No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this coin.
Each coin is housed in a high gloss wooden case and illustrated shipper.
Commissioned product - Struck by The Perth Mint
The world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmania Devil has a thick-set, squat build, with black fur and a large, broad head and short, thick tail.
Being nocturnal, this remarkable creature usually hides in a den or dense bush in the daytime. At night, it roams considerable distances along well-demarcated trails in search of food. Known for their characteristic gait, the Devil can also gallop quickly, although the younger animals tend to be more agile than their elders.
Tasmanian Devils were once considered a pest by early European settlers. For more than a century, these creatures were trapped and poisoned. The species appeared to be heading for extinction, but in 1941 the animals were protected by law. Identification of Devil Facial Tumour Disease in 1996 recognised this fatal illness as the biggest threat to the marsupial’s survival.
Today, this incredible creature is wholly protected and is considered a Tasmanian icon.
Previous Releases: Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Tasmanian Tiger
Forthcoming Release: Available 2013