This remarkable series goes back in Australia’s history to discover the larger-than-life animals that once roamed our land, with the fourth release depicting the Thylacoleo.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 Silver in flawless Proof finish.
- Comes in a box with an illustrated shipper and includes a numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 6,500.
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
- Reverse: Depicts a Thylacoleo and its young, set against a colored background. The inscription "THYLACOLEO", the coin’s weight and purity, and The Perth Mint’s "P" mintmark are also incorporated into the design.
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This remarkable new series goes back in Australia’s history to discover the larger-than life animals that once roamed. Thylacoleo was the largest marsupial carnivore of its time. The animal was powerfully built, with strong jaws and very strong forelimbs. The species possessed sharp claws, well suited to securing prey and for climbing trees. The first digits (thumbs) on each hand were semi-opposable and bore an enlarged claw. Thylacoleo also had massive shearing teeth, a unique trait among marsupials.