Native Bees 2019 Stamp and Coin Cover Recent Release

  • Native Bees 2019 Stamp and Coin Cover
  • Native Bees 2019 Stamp and Coin Cover
  • Native Bees 2019 Stamp and Coin Cover

This delicately coloured stamp and coin cover is a unique collectable for enthusiasts of the world’s most fascinating cross-pollinators, bees. Featuring:

  • $1 Aluminium bronze coin
  • Native bee design
  • Issue limit – 7,500
  • Official Australia Post stamp and postmark
  • Illustrated envelope
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Native Bees 2019 Stamp and Coin Cover 19G57AAA AUS $ 16.32
US$ 11.34

Product Information

 
Australia is home to at least 2,000 species of native bees exhibiting a diverse range of physical and behavioural characteristics. Two remarkable breeds, the blue neon cuckoo bee and orange-and-black wasp-mimic bee, are featured on this postal numismatic cover. The blue neon cuckoo bee’s metallic blue sheen and slick black wings make it one of the most striking Australian bees, reflected in its scientific name which means ‘a little shiny’. The orange-and-black wasp-mimic bee disguises itself as a wasp for protection, even holding its wings in a wasp-like V-shape when it lands. Its imitation is so flawless that it was misidentified when it was first discovered.

‘Beeutiful’ Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured image of the blue neon cuckoo bee at rest on a pink flower and the orange-and-black wasp-mimic bee on a white flower.

Official Stamps

Each envelope features two $1 Australia Post stamps portraying the blue neon cuckoo and orange-and-black wasp-mimic bees.

Postal Numismatic Cover

The coloured envelope portrays the two bees against a delicately blended background image of orchids. The collectable is marked with a themed bee postmark denoting the first day of issue, 14 May 2019, and the apt place of issue, Werribee Victoria 3030.

Technical Specifications

Year Date 2019
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Metal Aluminium Bronze
Nominal Gross Weight (g) 13.50
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.00
Maximum Mintage Unlimited
Legal Tender Tuvalu Legal Tender
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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