The special bond between a mother lioness and her cubs is forged from when she withdraws from her pride to deliver them in seclusion. This is the first release in a heart-warming series from the Perth Mint. The outer box is damaged.
- Contains 0.5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a presentation display case and illustrated shipper with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 4,500 coins.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value.
- Reverse: 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.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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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 unites 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.
Other releases in the Mother's Love series include Asian Elephant, Giraffe, Bear and Orangutan.