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SOUTHERN CASSOWARY Extinct Endangered 1 oz Silver Proof Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2016


The 2016 issue of the the Perth Mint's Endangered and Extinct Series, a tribute to one of the most particular and famous Australian creatures: the Southern Cassowary. This spellbinding 999 silver 1oz Proof is sure to be a sell out, just like its predecessor! Mintage 5.000 pieces worldwide.

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Southern Cassowary
The southern cassowary is one of Australia's most imposing birds – large, colourful, and flightless. It is found only in the dense tropical rainforests of north-east Queensland. Continuing clearing and fragmentation of rainforest, and increased mortality from cars and dogs have reduced cassowary numbers to perhaps as few as around 2000, threatening the species with extinction.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2016
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin’s reverse features a coloured southern cassowary with its young. The design includes the inscription SOUTHERN CASSOWARY. The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2016 year-date appear on the obverse coin.