The Perth Mint's Bush Babies series celebrates the young of animals found across Australia. The third release in this five-coin series features the unique echidna, beautifully colorized on .999 fine Silver.
- Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a display box with numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 10,000 coins.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Queen Elizabeth II above the face value, weight and purity.
- Reverse: Features a colorized baby echidna, designed by Elise Martinson.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
Australia is known for its unique animals and this .999 fine Silver series is the perfect way to celebrate these lovable creatures. Add this 2013 1/2 oz Proof Silver Bush Babies Echidna coin to your cart today!
The echidna is native to Australia, and can be recognized by its spiky coat and rambling walk. This endearing mammal has a long snout with functions as both a mouth and a nose, and feeds by using its long, sticky tongue to collect food. The echidna has very short, strong limbs with large claws, which make them powerful diggers. The echidna is also one of only four species of mammals that lay eggs.