The 2012 Platinum Discover Australia 5-Coin Set consists of five individual 1/10 oz. Colorized Platinum coins. Each coin represents an iconic member of Australia’s unique wildlife. The five animals represented are: the Red Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Green and Gold Bell Frog, Goanna, and the Whale Shark.
The Red Kangaroo, the largest species of this famous animal, is native to Australia and found throughout the mainland across scrubland, grassland and desert habitats. The coin's reverse depicts a Red Kangaroo jumping across the ocher-colored earth of the Australian outback. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and RED KANGAROO are also included in the design.
The Kookaburra is one of Australia’s most recognizable birds, whose white-colored plumage and brown facial stripe is distinctive as is its loud, laughing call. The coin’s reverse depicts a Kookaburra perched on a branch among the green leaves of a gum tree and the inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KOOKABURRA.
The Green and Gold Bell Frogis an emerald to olive green colored amphibian that often displays brown and gold markings. The coin's reverse depicts a Green and Gold Bell Frog resting on green reeds and includes the inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and GREEN & GOLD BELL FROG.
The Goanna is known as one of Australia’s largest monitor lizards. These reptiles are usually dark grey to black in color and display cream or yellow scales, which form bands and spots, in contrast. Goannas are found throughout most of Australia in a variety of environments. The coin's reverse depicts a Goanna resting on yellow desert sand. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and GOANNA are also included in the design.
The Whale Shark is the world’s largest fish, yet despite its formidable size, is considered harmless. Found in coastal waters and the lagoons of coral atolls, this majestic creature was not discovered until 1828 although the species is actually millions of years old. The Whale Shark coin's reverse depicts a Whale Shark swimming through blue ocean waters. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and WHALE SHARK are also included in the design.
* Struck from Proof Quality 99.95% pure Platinum
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2012 Platinum Proof Discover Australia 5-Coin Set has an extremely limited mintage of only 1,000!
All the designs also include The Perth Mint’s famous ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity for each coin. The iconic, themed display packaging includes a colored shipper and display case with a classic timber lid.
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