Endangered and Extinct - Tasmanian Devil

Tuvalu 2013 - $1 - Endangered and Extinct - Tasmanian Devil - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to endangered and extinct animals.
€95.00

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Land Tuvalu
Jahr 2013
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 1
Metall Silber
Feinheitsgrad 999/1000
Gewicht 1oz - 31,1g
Durchmesser 40,6 mm
Dicke 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox ja
Price €95.00
Coin Story

The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil's large head and neck allow it to generate amongst the strongest bite per unit body mass of any extant mammal land predator, and it hunts prey and scavenges carrion as well as eating household products if humans are living nearby. Although it usually is solitary, it sometimes eats with other devils and defecates in a communal location. Unlike most other dasyurids, the devil thermoregulates effectively and is active during the middle of the day without overheating. Despite its rotund appearance, the devil is capable of surprising speed and endurance, and can climb trees and swim across rivers.

Reverse Design

The coin portrays a magnificent Tasmanian Devil in colour. The background comprises representations of fern leaves and a rocky den.

Obverse Design

The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date appear on the obverse of the coin.

Packaging

The Endangered and Extinct - Tasmanian Devil silver coin is housed in a high gloss wooden case and an illustrated shipper with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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