Frilled Neck Lizard coin from Perth Mint

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09 May 2013
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imports_CCGB_coin-23-_28518.jpg Frilled Neck Lizard coin from Perth Mint
Perth Mint of Australia has issued a coin featuring the Frilled Neck Lizard, a member of the agamid family. ...
Perth Mint of Australia has issued a coin featuring the Frilled Neck Lizard, a member of the agamid family.

The Frilled Neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is a unique reptile that lives in the temperate forests of northern Australia and southern New Guinea. The creature spends most of its life in trees, descending only to eat insects. The Lizard is known for its unique ability to frighten predators by extending the frill around its neck when threatened.

The Proof quality 99.9% pure silver coin has been struck by Perth Mint on behalf of Downies and will be issued in a limited edition of 5,000. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date.

The Frilled Necked Lizard featured on the Australian 2 cent coin until 1991 and is also the mascot of the Regional Force Surveillance Unit (North West Mobile Force) of the Australian Army.

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