2011 2.5 g Gold Platypus Dreaming Indigenous Culture Rect Coin

2011 2.5 g Gold Platypus Dreaming Indigenous Culture Rect Coin

This Rectanuglar Coin features a tribute to the platypus. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is included in the design by Darryl Belloti, a Western Australian Indigenous artist of both Yamatji and Nyoongar descent. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
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Platypuses are amazing creatures and iconic to Australia. They live beside freshwater rivers and lakes, where they create burrows for shelter and protection.
According to Aboriginal belief, all life - human, animal, bird and fish - is part of a vast unchanging network of relationships, which can be traced back to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime.
The platypus has a number of different Aboriginal names, including boondaburra, mallingong and tambreet. In traditional Indigenous culture, the platypus is regarded as very special, and is one of the few animals that it is considered taboo to hunt or eat.

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