|Mint Mark:||P - Perth Mint|
|Metal Content:||0.5 troy oz|
Mintage of only 4,500!
The third release in new heart-warming series. This coin features a mother giraffe and her calf. The inscription GIRAFFE 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 extraordinary bond that a mother giraffe shares with her calf is unique among adult giraffes. To guard her young, a mother giraffe will gather with other females and their calves in nursery herds. By keeping the infant animals together and moving across open spaces, the adult females can more easily observe the group and detect approaching predators. If a calf is at risk of danger, its mother will stand over her offspring without hesitation and harshly kick any animal that gets too close.
Future releases include: Bear, and Orangutan.