Australian Bush Babies II: Wombat released
The fifth and final coin of the Bush Babies II coin series I illustrated for The Perth Mint has finally been released. This release features a chubby wombat baby printed in colour on a 1/2 oz silver Australian Legal Tender coin.
Below are some images of the new silver wombat coin.
Below is the coin description from the Perth Mint’s Website:
AUSTRALIAN BUSH BABIES II – WOMBAT 2013 1/2oz SILVER PROOF COIN
The coin’s reverse depicts an irresistible coloured image capturing the uniqueness and charm of a beautiful baby wombat. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design features a friendly Australian insect and delicately frosted representations of Australian bush flowers.
The final release in the Australian Bush Babies II series depicts an adorable baby wombat. The wombat is a marsupial native to Australia. Despite its fearless nature, the creature has a short-legged muscular frame, which causes him to move slowly.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, with a large 36mm diameter, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||0.50|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||0.50|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||15.591|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||36.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||2.30|