The second release in this special new series celebrating the unique bond between a mother and her offspring in the animal kingdom, features an Asian elephant and her calf.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Gorgeous Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured elephant calf locking trunks with its mother surrounded by jungle palms. The inscription ASIAN ELEPHANT and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued a legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination.
Beautifully Illustrated Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a display case and box-shipper portraying stunning imagery, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 4,500 of the Mother’s Love – Asian Elephant 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 6,000.
Displaying a special connection, a mother Asian elephant and her calf move together among other related females and their young, under the direction of a matriarch. The elephant calf is born fully formed but is slow to mature. Requiring much care as it develops, its mother dedicates all of her time and love to her calf, and will only give birth again after her first born has been weaned.
Highly protective, and ever conscious of her baby’s wellbeing, an Asian elephant mother will charge fiercely at any threat to her young calf.
Previous release: Lioness
Forthcoming releases: Giraffe, Bear, Orangutan