2020 Inside Australia’s Most Dangerous – Tasmanian Devil 1oz .999 Silver Proof Coin
The world’s largest living marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian Devil is revealed in a dramatic and dynamic form on this 2020 $5 silver proof coin. A stunning collectible coin for nature lovers and coin enthusiasts. Part of a three-coin series: ‘Australia’s Most Dangerous.’
The notorious Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) used to be found throughout Australia but they are now limited to Tasmania. A stocky nocturnal animal, the Tasmanian Devil can measure up to 30cm at the shoulder. They have black fur with a distinctive patch of white on the chest. Tasmanian Devils can be found in eucalyptus forest, scrublands, woods and pasture, where they hunt or scavenge for animal prey, usually wallabies, possums and wombats.
Tasmanian Devils were so named by European settlers who were unnerved by the loud guttural screams, coughs and growls that the creatures utter when they gather to eat their prey. Devils have enormously strong jaws and will crunch up their prey, bones, fur and all. Unfortunately Tasmanian Devils are currently threatened by an infectious facial cancer and are categorised as ‘threatened’.
- Coin’s reverse features the skeletal Tasmanian Devil hunting its prey
- Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark
- Presented in a display case alongside a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Australian legal tender
- Limited mintage of 5,000
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||5.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Baggio|
|Packaging||Coin in case with certificate of authenticity|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.