Sunday, 15 April 2012

Coins Feature Rare Australian Birds

By Dennis G. Rainey, World Coin News
April 11, 2012

I have written about animal representatives of five of Australia’s World Heritage Areas in Perth Mint’s Celebrate Australia 2010 series (World Coin News, 3/2012). In that article I stated Australia has 19 such areas. The animals in the 2010 series are the eastern quoll, dugong, macaroni penguin, green sea turtle and Blue Mountain tree frog.

Now, I want to start telling you about the continuation of this series for 2011 with animals of five more World Heritage Areas that were issued by Perth Mint in a nice album. Each coin in the album is attached to an informative card that can be removed and set up as a desktop display. 

The following two coins are not yet in a Krause catalog or Numismaster’s database: southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), 2011, one dollar, and Albert’s lyrebird (Menura alberti), 2011, one dollar. I will continue in a separate article information about the short-eared wallaby, fur seal and the fossil marsupial lion.


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