Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider

Australia 2010 - 50ct - Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 10.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to Australian bush babies.
$104.13

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Country Australia
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 0,5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 15,55g
Diameter 36,6 mm
Thickness 2,3 mm
Mintage 10000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

Sugar gliders can be found all throughout Northern and Eastern Australia, along with the surrounding islands of Tasmania, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. They can be found in any forest where there is food supply but are commonly found in forests with eucalyptus trees. They are nocturnal, sleeping in their nests during the day and active at night. At night is when they hunt for insects and small vertebrates and feed on the sweet sap of certain species of eucalyptus, acacia and gum trees. The Sugar Glider is named for its preference for sweet foods and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. When suitable habitats are present, sugar gliders can be seen 1 per 1,000 square meters provided that there are tree hollows available for shelter. They live in groups of up to seven adults, plus the current season's young, all sharing a nest and defending their territory, an example of helping at the nest. A dominant adult male will mark his territory and members of the group with saliva and a scent produced by separate glands on the forehead and chest. Intruders who lack the appropriate scent marking are expelled violently.

Reverse Design

In her second outstanding design for Australian Bush Babies, Elise Martinson portrays a beautiful little sugar glider with its eyes bright and alert. Portrayed in colour, the beautiful animal is perched on a frosted interpretation of native flowers. The design includes the sugar glider’s insect ‘friend’. The reverse of each coin includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Obverse Design

The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.

Packaging

The Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider silver coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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