The next coin in the Australian Bush Babies II series of silver coins has been released. This time featuring a baby echidna surrounded by native orchids and other flora. Echidnas are odd little critters, they are monotremes which means that despite being a mammal, they lay eggs! The only other living species of egg laying mammals is the platypus which will feature on the next coin release.
The coin is struck in 1/2oz of pure silver and is an Australian Legal Tender coin. I have had the pleasure of illustrating and designing these coins since the beginning of the series which launched in 2010.
This series features the following baby animals: kookaburra, possum, echidna, platypus and wombat. The first was very successful and featured a kangaroo, sugar glider, dingo, bilby and koala.
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(Digital renderings of the product are courtesy of The Perth Mint)
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