The third coin from the heart-warming Mother’s Love series features a mother giraffe and her calf.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Beautiful Coloured Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured giraffe calf being nuzzled by its mother in the African savannah. The inscription GIRAFFE and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 4,500 of the individual Mother’s Love – Giraffe 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from a maximum mintage of 6,000.
Stunning Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is presented in a grey display case within an illustrated shipper portraying more stunning imagery, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The extraordinary bond that a mother giraffe shares with her calf is unique among adult giraffes. To guard her young, a mother giraffe will gather with other females and their calves in nursery herds.
By keeping the infant animals together and moving across open spaces, the adult females can more easily observe the group and detect approaching predators. If a calf is at risk of danger, its mother will stand over her offspring without hesitation and harshly kick any animal that gets too close.
Previous releases: Lioness, Asian Elephant
Forthcoming releases: Bear (August), Orangutan (October)