2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Megafauna Diprotodon Proof

2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Megafauna Diprotodon Proof

Mintage of only 6,500!
Second in stunning new series! This coin portrays a Diprotodon set against a colored background. 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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