The Perth Mint of Australia has released the third coin within the “Endangered and Extinct” series, which features the Tasmanian Devil. The two previous releases of the series have sold out.
The Tasmanian Devil is Australia’s largest carnivorous marsupial. The animal is characterized by its stocky muscular build, black fur, and its bloodcurdling screeches. Trapping, poisoning, and devil facial tumor disease have taken a heavy toll on the population. In 2009, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the animal as endangered.
The reverse design of the coin features to Tasmanian Devils in color. The background features representations of fern leaves and a rocky den. The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with inscriptions indicating the precious metal weight and fineness.
The Tasmanian Devil 1 oz Silver Proof Coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. Each coin is struck from 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality with a diameter of 40.60 mm.
Coins are housed in a wooden case with illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. The Perth Mint has indicated that no more than 5,000 of the coins will be released.
The previous issues within the series featured the Tasmanian Tiger and the Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle.
For additional information or to place an order, please visit the Perth Mint product page.