This coin features a colored image of a beautiful baby Red Squirrel headed by the inscription RED SQUIRREL. The design also includes delicately frosted forest flowers and incorporates The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark. 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 stunning illustrated presentation card.
A species of tree squirrel, generally recognized by their russet red fur and ear tufts, Red Squirrels often build large nests in the forks of tree trunks. Generally solitary, this creature meets to mate and will often share its nest to keep warm during the cold winter months. Female Red Squirrels produce young kittens in the spring and are the primary care giver, being very territorial and protective of her brood.