Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2011 Wildlife in Need - Orangutan 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint




The Orangutan is characterised by its ape-like shape, shaggy red fur, long arms and grasping hands and feet. This ‘man of the forest’ is now only found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in south-east Asia.

The destruction of habitats through commercial logging, forest clearance for oil palm plantations and agriculture, have contributed to this animal’s need for protection. In addition, uncontrolled fires and human exploitation present further challenges. It is more important than ever to safeguard the future of this well-loved species.

Proof Quality: 99.9% Pure SilverThe coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Orangutan Reverse Design: The coin’s reverse features an adult Orangutan and baby in colour, against a forest backdrop. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands with a bamboo motif. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – ORANGUTAN is also incorporated into the design.

Tuvalu Legal Tender: 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 2012 year-date.

Extremely Limited Mintage: No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity: The coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging: Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated shipper.

•Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
•Orangutan Reverse Design
•Tuvalu Legal Tender
•Extremely Limited Mintage – 5,000
•Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
•Presentation Packaging
•$1.99 Donation to the WWF
•Commissioned Product Struck by The Perth Mint