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TASMANIAN DEVIL Opal Australian Opals Series Silver Coin 1$ Australia 2014


Just like its flora and fauna, opal is symbolically Australian. Embodying the vibrancy of this precious stone, The Perth Mint is proud to release the fifth design from the superbly crafted Australian Opal Series. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The fierce tasmanian devil, highly distinctive marsupial, marks the fifth release from the series.

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Tasmanian Devil
The Tasmanian devil is the largest of the marsupials that eat meat. It is a nocturnal animal, lives alone and prefers its own company hence it is a relatively shy animal.
They are found in northern, eastern and central Tasmania, the island state of Australia. Their habitat is wooded countryside, in forests and near the outer suburbs of many towns.
Devils are black with a white mark on the chest and rump, and look similar to a medium sized, solid dog. Their tracks are in a diamond pattern: a single pawprint, followed by two pawprints side by side, and then another single print.
They are classified as vulnerable (close to being endangered) and are completely protected. An epidemic called Devil Facial Tumour Disease is now having a terrible effect on the Tasmanian devil population. Tasmanian Devils are often hit by cars as they feed on road killed animals, and they are losing parts of their habitat due to mans.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2014
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)36.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)8.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin's reverse incorporates a centre piece of pure Australian opal featuring a detailed design of a Tasmanian Devil detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts native soft tree ferns, a full moon and the Southern Cross – a renowned star group which is only visible in the Southern Hemisphere. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse. The 2014 Tasmanian Devil 1oz Silver Proof Coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which lights upon opening, to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature. The case is packed in a stunning illustrated shipper.