|Mint Mark:||P - Perth Mint|
|Metal Content:||0.5 troy oz|
Mintage of only 4,500!
The first release in new heart-warming series. This coin features a golden lion club being nurtured by its mother among the grasslands. The inscription LIONESS and The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark also appear in the design. 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 special bond between a mother lioness and her cubs is forged from when she withdraws from her pride to deliver them in seclusion. With her newborns dependent on her for weeks after birth, the protective mother frequently relocates her young to prevent them from being detected by predators. On return to her pride, the family of lionesses unite to raise the cubs and help them immerse in pride life. The love between a lioness and her cubs is tenderly expressed by affectionate displays of caressing and social licking.
Future releases include: Asian Elephant, Giraffe, Bear, and Orangutan.