Mintage of only 10,000!
The fourth release in the Bush Babies II five-coin series.
This Silver coin features an irresistible colored image capturing the uniqueness and charm of a baby platypus with Australian bush flowers, designed by Elise Martinson. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. Each Silver coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper along with a numbered CoA.
The platypus is unique to Australia and lives beside freshwater rivers and lakes, where it creates burrows for shelter and protection. It has webbed feet for swimming, which it does with its eyes closed and returns regularly to the water’s surface for oxygen. The platypus is one of the few mammals who possess an electroception sense, being the ability to detect biological electric fields.