Wildlife In Need Coin Series

The Giant Panda is the first coin released in this exciting new series from the Perth MInt. Struck from 1oz of .999 pure silverin minted to a proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Governemnt of Tuvalu. Five critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, focusing on five rare and endangered wild animals, the Wildlife in Need series showcases these amazing creatures in need of our care.This coin program aims to raise $49,750 charity funds for WWF Australia.Forthcoming Releasesare the Orangutan, Polar Bear, Black Rhinoceros, Siberian Tiger. The coins obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released, each coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and housed in a display case with illustrated shipper.


Tiger Coin CaseTiger Coin Shipper

Wildlife In Need Series 2011-2012


Giant Panda

Giant Panda

The coin's reverse features an adult Giant Panda and cub in colour, against a backdrop of a bamboo forest and a mountain, 1oz .999 silver coin. Released in 2011 and the first in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.



Giant Panda

Orangutan

The coin’s reverse features an adult Orangutan and baby in colour, against a forest backdrop. , 1oz .999 silver coin. Released in 2011 and the second in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.



Giant Panda

Polar Bear

The coin’s reverse depicts two adult Polar Bears and a cub, in colour, against an Arctic landscape, 1oz .999 silver coin. Released in 2012 and the third in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.



Black Rino

Black Rino

This coin’s reverse features an adult Black Rhinoceros and calf in colour, against an African savannah backdrop, 1oz .999 silver coin. Released in 2012 and the fouth in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.



Surgeonfish Silver Proof Coin

Siberian Tiger

This coin’s reverse depicts a magnificent Siberian Tiger and cub in colour, set against a winter forest landscape, 1oz .999 silver coin. Released in 2012 and the fifth in the series no more than 5,000 of these coins have been minted.

 

 

All images courtesy of the Perth Mint

 

Series Specifications

Mint: Perth Mint
Weight: 31.135 grams
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Edge: Reeded
Composition: .999 Silver
Issued Date: 2011-2012
Mintmark: P

 

Further Coin Information

More information on this release can be found at the Perth Mint.