13 September 2012
Perth Mint of Australia has launched its new Birds of Australia coin series with the first of five coins. ...
A silver coin featuring the red-tailed black-cockatoo is the first in a series of five Birds of Australia coins from Perth Mint of Australia. The 1/2 oz coin has been issued in a mintage of 10,000 and featured an image of the red-tailed black-cockatoo perched on a branch, by designer Natasha Muhi. The obverse of the coin carries an Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The following four coins in the Birds of Australia coin series will be: Budgerigar, Regent Bowerbird, Rainbow Lorikeet and Splendid Fairy Wren. Each coin will be composed of 99.9% pure silver with a 36.60mm diameter and 2.30mm thickness. For more information, visit the Perth Mint website.
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