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These coins have a highly detailed sculpted background design, and a colour image pad printed directly onto the coin surface. This technique really brings to life all of these unique Australian bush animals as part of our Land Series. The coin is packaged for presentation in a blister card and feature relevant and educational information about their breed and species.

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Bilby (Macrotis Lagotis)
Appearance: A type of bandicoot, with soft greyish fur, large ears and a black, white-tipped tail.
Habitat: Mulga shrublands and spinifex grasslands from south-west Queensland to the northern parts of Western Australia.
Diet: Bilbies eats a specialized diet of seeds, insects, bulbs, fruit and fungi.

Interesting Bilby Facts:
Bilbies live in burrows and have poor eyesight, but have an excellent sense of smell for finding food. These small marsupials are slowly becoming extinct. Sales of chocolate 'Easter Bilbies' help preserve this vulnerable species.

The coin is part of a delightful series celebrating Australia’s land life, Land Series that includes:

  • Wombat
  • Bilby
  • Koala
  • Frilled Neck Lizard
  • Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
  • Short-beacked Echidna
  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2009
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalAluminum, Bronze
  • Weight (g)9.00
  • Diameter (mm)25
  • QualityBU - Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Mintage (pcs)Unlimited
  • Certificate (COA)No
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coloured reverse portrays a bilby in his natural environment.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on the Australian legal tender coin’s obverse.