Magnificent mint condition proof set that has been well looked after.
This set does include the original box but the outer wallet and inner information pages are pristine.
This proof set is struck using highly polished dies that use blanks with a smooth, bright surface. The result is a true masterpiece of flawless beauty with the flat surface of the coin having a mirrored like finish and the raised design being delicately frosted. Once minting is complete all dies are destroyed.
The coins truly celebrate Australia’s natural heritage and pay tribute to our oldest natural inhabitants. The feather tail glider, the frill necked lizard, the spiny ant eater, the lyre bird, the platypus, the kangaroo and the emu are joined by Australia’s earliest human inhabitant the Aborigine.
A nice addition to any collection and a well priced gift for a friend overseas to showcase our country.
This collection of eight proof coins displays some of Australia’s most original inhabitants,
1c the Feather Tail Glider,
2c the Filled Neck Lizard,
5c the Spiny Ant Eater,
10c the Lyre Bird,
20c the Platypus,
50c the Kangaroo and Emu on the Coat of Arms
$1 the Kangaroo,
$2 an aboriginal elder. It is the very first release with the new $2 coin.
All seven proof coins are set and housed in a clear sealed plastic container. The set is encased in a Royal Australian Mint protective foam cover.
The frill-necked lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), also known as the frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus. Its name comes from the large frill around its neck, which usually stays folded against the lizard’s body. It is largely arboreal, spending the majority of the time in the trees. The lizard’s diet consists mainly of insects and small vertebrates. The frill-necked lizard is a relatively large lizard, averaging 85 cm in length.
*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.