This coin features a Wandering Albatross flying past an iceberg in the Southern Ocean within an outline of Antarctica.
Mintage of only 7,500
Eleventh release in the Australian Antarctic Territory Series.
The Perth ‘P’ mintmark is included in the design as well as the inscription 2014 WANDERING ALBATROSS, the reverse also includes the words ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
Each coin is housed in a blue-colored presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper. A numbered CoA accompanies each coin.
The Wandering Albatross is one of the world’s most fascinating sea birds with the largest wingspan of any living bird, measuring up to 3.5 metres. The lengthy wingspan of the albatross allows it to fly while hardly having to flap its wings. This impressive bird can travel vast distances, covering several thousand kilometres in just one week, and will fly further in their lifetime than any other bird on Earth. The Wandering Albatross is also one of the longest living birds in the world. Known to live to the age of 50 years or more, the albatross mates for life and breeds every two years, laying just one egg at a time, with both the male and the female taking turns to tend to the nest.