Endangered and Extinct - Tasmanian Tiger

Tuvalu 2011 - $1 - Endangered and Extinct - Tasmanian Tiger - 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.
$328.18

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $328.18
Coin Story

The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae; specimens of other members of the family have been found in the fossil record dating back to the early Miocene. The thylacine had become extremely rare or extinct on the Australian mainland before British settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species, including the Tasmanian devil. Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat. Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none has been conclusively proven.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a Tasmanian tiger and cub set against its natural habitat. The tiger and cub are featured in stunning colour and are authentic depictions of this noble beast.

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 2011 year-date appear on the obverse of the coin.

Packaging

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

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