Perth Mint Giant Panda 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Monday, May 9, 2011


Perth Mint has released a Giant Panda 1oz Silver Proof Coin in their 2011 Wildlife in Need series. The Giant Panda is the first release in this exciting new series. Forthcoming releases will be Orangutan, Polar Bear, Black Rhinoceros & Siberian Tiger The Perth Mint Giant Panda 1oz Silver Proof Coin is in 99.9% pure silver Proof quality with an extremely limited mintage of 5,000 pieces. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia. By purchasing this coin, Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1.99 to The WWF Australia on your behalf. The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The coin’s reverse features an adult Giant Panda and cub in colour, against a backdrop of a bamboo forest and a mountain. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands with a bamboo motif. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – GIANT PANDA is incorporated into the design. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content: (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination: (TVD) 1
Fineness: (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight: (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter: (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness: (mm) 4.00
Designer: Karen Hull

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released and this coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated shipper. You can go to Perth Mint Website to buy your coin today.

This peaceful, bamboo-eating member of the bear family is native to China. It is easily recognised by the large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Known for its solitary nature, the Giant Panda has an acute sense of smell and can grow up to five feet in height. The lifespan of this bear in the wild has not been confirmed but the oldest captive animal lived to 37 years of age. The Giant Panda is listed as endangered and although estimations vary, it is thought that there are as few as 1,500 of these amazing creatures left in the wild.

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