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Australian Bush Babies II – Possum released

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The second coin in the Australian Bush Babies II coin series has been released by The Perth Mint! The coin features a possum surrounded by native Australian flora.

This is probably my personal favourite of the set because I think possums are great. I have a couple of little eastern ringtails that I can often hear and see frolicking about the tree next to my bedroom window. I jokingly named them Snickers and Milky Way once and the names stuck.

The possum featured on the coin is a common brushtail, inspired by the ones that hang around my parent’s place in Western Australia (which also all have names and have a new home under construction by the way!). I’m sure most people in Australia have encountered these little guys on more than few occasions.

Bush Babies II – Possum coin artwork

 

Bush Babies II – Preliminary sketch

 

Digital rendering of the coin
Image courtesy The Perth Mint

 

Digital rendering of the coin obverse
Image courtesy The Perth Mint

 

Digital rendering of the coin packaging
Image courtesy The Perth Mint

 

Digital rendering of the coin in its case
Image courtesy The Perth Mint

 

2 Comments

  1. Nice blog with amazing illustrations. I love your blog. Keep it up!

    • Thank you! It always feels great to receive such a lovely comment 🙂

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