2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Megafauna Diprotodon Proof

2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Megafauna Diprotodon Proof

Second coin in a stunning new series! This coin portrays a Diprotodon set against a colored background.

Mintage of only 6,500!

The inscription 'DIPROTODON', the coins weight and purity, along with the Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark are incorporated into the design. The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Comes in a box with illustrated shipper and numbered CoA.
This remarkable new series goes back in Australia’s history to discover the larger-than life animals that once roamed. The Diprotodon was the first mammal fossil named from Australia in 1838. The incredible Diprotodon ws a giant marsupial that was part of a range of megafaunal creatures which inhabited Australia during the Pleistocene period. Although related to the wombat and koala, the Diprotodon resembled a rhinoceros in size. The quadruped had pillar-like legs, broad footpads and strong claws on its front feet. It was not a particularly prepossessing animal. As it turns the Diprotodon has a pigeon-toed appearance, coupled with a massive skull and two large upper front teeth. Upcoming releases include: Genyornis, Thylacoleo, and Megalania.

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